William A. Dawson
|William A. Dawson|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 2nd district
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
|Preceded by||J. W. Robinson|
|Succeeded by||Reva B. Bosone|
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1959
|Preceded by||Reva B. Bosone|
|Succeeded by||David S. King|
November 5, 1903|
|Died||November 7, 1981
Salt Lake City Utah
|Alma mater||University of Utah|
Born in Layton, Utah, Dawson attended the public schools. He graduated from the law department of the University of Utah in 1926. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Salt Lake City. County attorney of Davis County 1926-1934. He served as mayor of Layton 1935-1939. He served as member of the State senate 1940-1944.
Dawson was elected to the Eighty-third, Eighty-fourth, and Eighty-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1959). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress. He served as vice president of Zions First National Bank from 1959 to 1969. He was a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, until his death on November 7, 1981. He was interred in Kaysville Cemetery, Kaysville, Utah.
- A film clip "Longines Chronoscope with William A. Dawson" is available for free download at the Internet Archive [more]
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