ARNOLD, William Wright

ARNOLD, William Wright
Campaign postcard, 1922-1934, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1877–1957

Biography

ARNOLD, William Wright, a Representative from Illinois; born in Oblong, Crawford County, Ill., October 14, 1877; attended the country schools of his native county and Austin College, Effingham, Ill.; was graduated from the law department of the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1901; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Robinson, Crawford County, Ill.; was continuously engaged in the practice of his chosen profession until elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his resignation, effective September 16, 1935, having been appointed July 29, 1935, a member of the United States Board of Tax Appeals (now the Tax Court of the United States); reappointed in 1944 and served until his retirement June 30, 1950; owned and operated two large farms; director of the Second National Bank, Farmers and Producers Bank, and the First National Bank of Robinson; died in Robinson, Ill., November 23, 1957; interment in New Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Columbia University
Oral History Archives

New York, NY
Oral History: Reminiscences of William W. Arnold, 1951, transcript contains 15 leaves. The interview forms part of an oral history project titled "Benedum and the oil industry project." The interview was conducted by Frank Ernest Hill and Sam Mallison. A name index to the interview is available and the interview is open to researchers.
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