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William Leon St. Onge

William Leon St. Onge, American congressman.


  • Onge, William Leon St. was born on October 9, 1914 in Putnam, Connecticut, United States. Son of William A. and Alma (Desautels) St. Onge.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Tufts College, 1941. Bachelor of Laws, University Connecticut, 1948. Doctor Law and Culture, Mexico Academy International Law, 1963.

      Doctor of Laws, St. Michael’s College, Vermont, 1966.


    • Admitted to Connecticut bar, 1948, since practiced in Putnam. Probate judge Putnam, 1948-1962. Prosecuting attorney Putnam City Court, 1949-1951.

      Mayor of Putnam, 1961-1962. Member 88th-91st Congresses, 2d District Connecticut, member judicial committee, mecht. marine and fisheries committee Instructor U. Connecticut College Pharmacy and School Business Administration, 1948-1952. Chairman Putnam Housing Authority, 1948-1956.

      Director Putnam Redevelopment Agency, 1956-1958.


    Member Putnam Board Education, 1940-1941. Member Connecticut House of Representatives from Windham County, 1940-1941. Member congressional board visitors United States Coast Guard Academy.

    Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member American, Connecticut Windham County bar associations, U. Connecticut Law School Alumni Association (trustee), Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Knights of Columbus.


    • Married Dorothy Hughes, September 15, 1945. Children: William H., Mary, Susanne, Constance, Anne.
    • father: William A. Onge
    • mother: Alma (Desautels) St. Onge
    • spouse: Dorothy Hughes
    • children: William H. Onge
    • Mary Onge
    • Susanne Onge
    • Constance Onge
    • Anne Onge
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    Born October 9, 1914
    Died March 1, 1970
    (aged 55)