ORTON, William, (1948 - 2009)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress

ORTON, William, a Representative from Utah; born in North Ogden, Weber County, Utah, September 22, 1948; B.S., Brigham Young University, 1973; J.D., 1979; admitted to the bar in 1979 and commenced practice in 1980; attorney with Internal Revenue Service, 1966-1977; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Second and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1991-January 3, 1997); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress; died on April 18, 2009, in Little Sahara Recreation Area, Juab County, Utah.