STRATTON, William Grant, a Representative from Illinois; born in Ingleside, Lake County,
Ill., February 26, 1914; attended the public schools; graduated from the
University of Arizona, Tucson, 1934; elected as a Republican to the
Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); was not a candidate
for renomination in 1942; Illinois state treasurer, 1943-1944, and 1950-1952;
served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, 1945-1946; elected as a
Republican to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); was not
a candidate for renomination in 1948; delegate to the Republican National
Conventions of 1952, 1956, 1960, and 1976; elected governor of Illinois in
1952, and reelected to the succeeding term, serving from January 12, 1953, to
January 9, 1961; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection as governor in
1960; unsuccessful candidate for nomination for governor in 1968; died on March
2, 2001, in Chicago, Ill.; interment in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Cook
Bibliography Kenney, David.
A Political Passage: The Career of Stratton of Illinois.
Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1990.