COTTER, William Ross, (1926 - 1981)


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COTTER, William Ross, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Hartford, Conn., July 18, 1926; attended the Hartford public schools; B.A., Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., 1949; member, court of common council, city of Hartford, 1953; aide to Gov. Abraham Ribicoff, 1955-1957; deputy insurance commissioner, State of Connecticut, 1957-1964, and insurance commissioner, 1964-1970; delegate to Connecticut State Democratic conventions, 1954-1970; delegate to Democratic National Conventions, 1964, 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1971, until his death in East Lyme, Conn., September 8, 1981; was a resident of Hartford, Conn.; interment in Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, Conn.