William B. Widnall
|William B. Widnall|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 7th district
February 6, 1950 – December 31, 1974
|Preceded by||J. Parnell Thomas|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Maguire|
March 17, 1906|
Hackensack, New Jersey
|Died||December 28, 1983
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Born in Hackensack, New Jersey, Widnall attended public schools. He graduated from Brown University in 1926 with a Ph.B. degree and went on to receive a law degree from the New Jersey Law School (now Rutgers School of Law–Newark) in 1931.
Widnall then practiced law in Hackensack and served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1946 to 1950. He was elected to Congress on February 6, 1950 in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of J. Parnell Thomas. Widnall served until his own resignation from Congress on December 31, 1974 following his failed reelection bid in 1974.
- United States Congress. "William B. Widnall (id: W000445)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- William Beck Widnall at Find a Grave
|United States House of Representatives|
J. Parnell Thomas
|U.S. House of Representatives
7th District of New Jersey