STAFFORD, William Henry

STAFFORD, William Henry
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1869–1957

Biography

STAFFORD, William Henry, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Milwaukee, Wis., October 12, 1869; attended the public schools, and was graduated from Harvard University Law School in 1893; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Milwaukee, Wis.; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1910; resumed the practice of his profession in Milwaukee, Wis.; elected to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; elected to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress and for election in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress; elected to the Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932 and for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1938; resumed the practice of law; died in Milwaukee, Wis., April 22, 1957; interment in Forest Home Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Milwaukee Public Library
Local History Collection

Milwaukee, WI
Papers: 1885-1929. 7 boxes. Include personal correspondence and materials relating to his law practice and congressional service. Congressional materials include campaign items, speeches, newspaper clippings, postmaster appointments, and files on the St. Lawrence Seaway and General William Mitchell. Finding aid in repository.
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