William Clay Cole

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William Clay Cole (August 29, 1897 - September 23, 1965) (also known as William C. Cole) was a Republican representative from Missouri's 3rd congressional district from 1943 to 1949 and from the Missouri's 6th congressional district 1953 to 1955.

He was born on a farm near Fillmore, Missouri. He was mounted scout on the Mexican border with the Missouri forces in 1916 and served in the war zone for 14 months during World War I.

After the war he graduated from St. Joseph Law School, a law school in St. Joseph, Missouri. He served in the Missouri House of Representatives in 1942. He served from 1943 to 1949 (failing to get re-elected) and then returned in 1953 and lost a second election.

He returned to his law practice in St. Joseph and is buried in Fillmore.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard M. Duncan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Phil J. Welch
Preceded by
Orland K. Armstrong
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
William Raleigh Hull, Jr.