ST. ONGE, William Leon, (1914 - 1970)


Campaign button, 1962-1970, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

ST. ONGE, William Leon, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Putnam, Windham County, Conn., October 9, 1914; attended the secondary schools of Putnam; graduated from Tufts University, Medford, Mass., in 1941 and from the University of Connecticut School of Law at Hartford in 1948; enlisted in the United States Army in 1942, serving in the Army Air Corps in North Africa and Europe, and was discharged as a flight engineer in September 1945; was admitted to the bar in 1948 and commenced the practice of law in Putnam in 1948; judge of probate court, 1948-1962; served in the State house of representatives, 1941-1942; mayor of the city of Putnam, 1961-1962; judge of city court of Putnam, 1955-1961; prosecutor of city court of Putnam, 1949-1951; member of board of education of Putnam, 1939-1941; chairman and executive director of redevelopment agency of city of Putnam, 1956-1958; corporation counsel of Putnam; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1963, until his death in Groton, Conn., May 1, 1970; interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Putnam, Conn.