DAWSON, William

1848–1929

Biography

DAWSON, William, a Representative from Missouri; born in New Madrid, New Madrid County, Mo., March 17, 1848; was graduated from Christian Brothers' College, St. Louis, Mo., in 1869; elected sheriff and collector of New Madrid County in 1870 and 1872; served as a member of the State house of representatives 1878-1884; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886; engaged in the land business in New Madrid, Mo.; served as clerk of the circuit court of New Madrid County 1915-1927; died in New Madrid, Mo., October 12, 1929; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Memphis Library
Mississippi Valley Collection

Memphis, TN
Papers: In William Washington Hunter-William W. Dawson Family Papers, 1819-1925, approximately 10 cubic feet. A description is not available at this time. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.
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