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William Ernest Mason

congressman

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.

Membership

Mason &.

Connections

Married Edith Julia White, June 11, 1873.

father:
Lewis J. Mason

mother:
Nancy (Winslow) Mason

spouse:
Edith Julia White