ARNOLD, William Wright, (1877 - 1957)


Campaign postcard, 1922-1934, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

ARNOLD, William Wright, a Representative from Illinois; born in Oblong, Crawford County, Ill., October 14, 1877; attended the country schools of his native county and Austin College, Effingham, Ill.; was graduated from the law department of the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1901; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Robinson, Crawford County, Ill.; was continuously engaged in the practice of his chosen profession until elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his resignation, effective September 16, 1935, having been appointed July 29, 1935, a member of the United States Board of Tax Appeals (now the Tax Court of the United States); reappointed in 1944 and served until his retirement June 30, 1950; owned and operated two large farms; director of the Second National Bank, Farmers and Producers Bank, and the First National Bank of Robinson; died in Robinson, Ill., November 23, 1957; interment in New Cemetery.