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William Kaiser Van Pelt (March 10, 1905 – June 2, 1996) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin.

William Van Pelt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1965
Preceded byFrank Bateman Keefe
Succeeded byJohn Abner Race
Personal details
Born(1905-03-10)March 10, 1905
Glenbeulah, Wisconsin
DiedJune 2, 1996(1996-06-02) (aged 91)
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican

Born in Glenbeulah, Wisconsin, his family moved to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin when he was a youth. Van Pelt was elected to serve Wisconsin's 6th District in the 82nd United States Congress and was reelected to the six succeeding congresses as well serving from January 3, 1951 till January 3, 1965. He lost his reelection bid to the 89th Congress losing out to John A. Race.

Van Pelt owned City Fuel Company and was involved in the Republican Party. After his time in Congress Van Pelt once again resided in Fond Du Lac until his death on June 2, 1996.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "William Van Pelt (id: V000051)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frank Bateman Keefe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 6th congressional district

January 3, 1951 - January 3, 1965
Succeeded by
John Abner Race