Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Wm. J. Randall, Democratic Representative from Missouri. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.
RANDALL, William Joseph, a Representative from Missouri; born in Independence, Jackson County, Mo., July 16, 1909; graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1927, Junior College of Kansas City, Mo., in 1929, University of Missouri in 1931, and Kansas City School of Law in 1936; was admitted to the bar in 1936 and commenced the practice of law in Independence, Mo.; served from March 1943 in the United States Army as a sergeant in the Southwest Pacific and the Philippines until discharged in December 1945; elected as judge of the Jackson County Court in 1946, reelected to six additional terms, and served until March 1959; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative George H. Christopher and reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 3, 1959-January 3, 1977); chairman, Select Committee on Aging (Ninety-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; resumed the practice of law; died in Independence, Mo., on July 7, 2000.[ Top ]