Biography of WILLIAM HENRY STEVENSON

This biography appears on page 22 in Wisconsin Blue Book (1944)


Stevenson 1944
THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Richland
Sauk, and, Vernon Counties
WILLIAM HENRY STEVENSON. (Rep.) was born on September 23, 1893 at Kenosha. His father, Major John Stevenson, was an Indian scout and a close associate of General Charles King. He was also an associate and friend of Buffalo Bill Cody. In 1894 Major Stevenson moved to La Crosse where his son attended grade and high school. He carried newspapers and cut cord wood with a buck saw to earn his expenses at the secondary and high school at La Crosse. He was graduated from the La Crosse Teachers College in 1912 and the University of Wisconsin in 1919. Mr. Stevenson was the first principal of Holmen High School, and also taught In the high school at Neillsville and in Central High School at Madison. In 1920 he received the degree of LL.B. from the law school of the University of Wisconsin. He is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. Since 1920 he has practiced law In Richland Center and La Crosse. Mr. Stevenson has held a number of public offices: circuit court commissioner and divorce counsel of Richland County., district attorney of the same county, and district attorney of La Crosse County from 1934 until the time of his election to the 77th Congress in 1940. He was re-elected in 1942. Home Address: 235 West Avenue South, La Crosse.


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