William Clay Cole

U.S. Congressperson

1897 – 1965


Who was William Clay Cole?

William Clay 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 and then returned in 1953 and lost a second election.

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

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Aug 29, 1897
United States of America
Also known as
  • William Cole
  • United States of America
Sep 23, 1965

on July 23, 2013


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