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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.


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.

William A. Onge

Alma (Desautels) St. Onge

Dorothy Hughes

William H. Onge

Mary Onge

Susanne Onge

Constance Onge

Anne Onge