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William Henry Dieterich

  • Birth 31 Mar 1876 Cooperstown, Brown County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 12 Oct 1940 Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 7862215

U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. He graduating from Kennedy Business College in 1897 and during the Spanish-American War, he served as a Corporal in Company K, Provisional Regiment, US Army. After the war, he graduated from the Northern Indiana Law School in 1901, was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Rushville, Illinois. He was City Attorney of Rushville, (1903-07) treasurer of Rushville Union Schools, (1906-08) and Judge of Schuyler County, (1906-10). He also was special inheritance-tax attorney of Illinois, (1913-17) and a member of the Illinois State House of Representatives, (1917-21). In 1931, he was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress, serving until 1933, when he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, serving until 1939. He did not run for re-election and returned to his law practice until his death at age 64.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 11 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7862215
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Dieterich (31 Mar 1876–12 Oct 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7862215, citing Rushville City Cemetery, Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .