Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Dieterich, William Henry

Dieterich, William Henry, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born on a farm near Cooperstown, Brown County, Ill., March 31, 1876; attended the rural schools; was graduated from Kennedy Normal and Business College, Rushville, Ill., in 1897 and from Northern Indiana Law School, Valparaiso, Ind., in 1901; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Rushville, Schuyler County, Ill., the same year; during the Spanish-American War served as a corporal in Company K, Anderson’s Provisional Regiment; served as city attorney of Rushville, Ill., 1903 to 1907; treasurer of Rushville Union Schools 1906 to 1908; county judge of Schuyler County, Ill., 1906-1910; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1911, to Beardstown, Ill., in 1912, and continued the practice of law; special inheritance-tax attorney of Illinois 1913-1917; member of the State house of representatives 1917-1921; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Smith and Robinson in 1928; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress (March 4, 1931-March 3, 1933); did not seek renomination, having become a candidate for the United States Senate; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1933, to January 3, 1939; was not a candidate for renomination in 1938; resumed the practice of law; died in Springfield, Ill., October 12, 1940, while on a business trip; interment in Rushville City Cemetery, Rushville, Ill.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Dieterich, William Henry," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1086 Original Sources, accessed September 19, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZA5U4IRJT4B2UA.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Dieterich, William Henry." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1086, Original Sources. 19 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZA5U4IRJT4B2UA.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Dieterich, William Henry' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1086. Original Sources, retrieved 19 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZA5U4IRJT4B2UA.