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William Ernest Mason

William Ernest Mason, American congressman. Mason &.

Background

  • Mason, William Ernest was born on July 7, 1850 in Franklinville, New York, United States. Son of Lewis J. and Nancy (Winslow) Mason.

  • Education

    • Removed with parents to Bentonsport, Iowa, 1858. Academic education; taught school, 1866-1870, last 2 years at Des Moines, Iowa.

    Career

    • Admitted to Illinois bar, 1872. Member Illinois General Assembly, 1879, Senate, 1881-1885. Member 50th and 51st Congresses (1887-1891).

      United States senator, 1897-1903. Member 65th and 66th Congresses (1917-1921), Illinois at-large.

    Works

    • Author: John the Unafraid, 1910.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Mason &.

    Connections

    • Married Edith Julia White, June 11, 1873.
    • father: Lewis J. Mason
    • mother: Nancy (Winslow) Mason
    • spouse: Edith Julia White
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    Died June 16, 1921
    (aged 70)
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