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William Leon St. Onge

congressman

William Leon St. Onge, American congressman.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

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.

Connections

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