FIELDS, William Jason, (1874 - 1954)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

FIELDS, William Jason, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Willard, Carter County, Ky., December 29, 1874; attended the public schools, and the University of Kentucky at Lexington; studied law; engaged in agricultural pursuits and also in the real estate business at Olive Hill, Ky.; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1911, to December 11, 1923, when he resigned, having been elected Governor; Governor of Kentucky from December 1923 to December 1927; returned to Olive Hill and was admitted to the bar in 1927; Commonwealth’s attorney for the thirty-seventh judicial district of Kentucky from July 1, 1932, to January 1, 1935; appointed a member of the State Workmen’s Compensation Board January 20, 1936, and served until his retirement on August 8, 1944; co-owner of an insurance agency 1940-1945; died in Grayson, Ky., October 21, 1954; interment in Olive Hill Cemetery, Olive Hill, Ky.