William L. Dawson Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Fisk U., Nashville, 1909. Studied law Chicago-Kent College of Law. Bachelor of Laws, Northwestern University School of Law.
Admitted to Illinois bar, 1920, and practiced in Chicago. Became alderman 2d Ward, Chicago, 1933. Appointed vice chairman Democratic National Committee.
Member 78th to 91st United States Congresses from 1st Illinois District. Served at First lieutenant Advertising Educational Foundation, United States Army, 1917-1919. Member American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Alpha Phi Alpha.
Mason (33 degree), Elk.
Married Nellie W. Brown, December 20, 1922. Children: William L., Junior.