SPRINGER, William Lee (1909-1992)

SPRINGER, WILLIAM LEE, a Representative from Illinois; born in Sullivan, Ind., April 12, 1909; attended the public schools of Sullivan and Culver Military Academy at Culver, Ind.; DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., B.A., 1931; law school of the University of Illinois, LL.B., 1935; was admitted to the bar in 1935 and commenced the practice of law in 1936 in Champaign, Ill.; State's attorney of Champaign County, Ill., 1940-1942; served in the United States Navy from March 1942 as an officer, with nineteen months' foreign duty, until discharged as a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve on September 22, 1945; county judge of Champaign County 1946-1950; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; member of the Federal Power Commission, May 1973-December 1975; member of the Federal Election Commission from May 1976 to March 1979; was a resident of Champaign, Ill., until his death on September 20, 1992; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Urbana, Champaign County, Ill.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Springfield, IL
Papers: 1936-1972. 182 cubic feet and 1 roll of microfilm.
Bulk of collection 1951-1972. Personal, business, and congressional papers and correspondence, photographs, motion picture film, and sound recordings. Congressional papers include material on flood control projects, the Federal Communications Commission, and the broadcasting/television industries and the office files of Marion Burson, his legislative/press assistant. Finding aid in repository. Restricted.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Oral History: Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress.
Restricted. Sound recording in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

  • Springer, William L. "Congressional Pages: Their Work and Schooling." In We Propose: A Modern Congress, pp. 181-88. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966.