WINSTEAD, William Arthur (1904-1995)

WINSTEAD, WILLIAM ARTHUR, a Representative from Mississippi; born near Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Miss., January 6, 1904; attended the public schools, Clarke Memorial College, Newton, Miss., and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; was graduated from Mississippi Southern College at Hattiesburg in 1931; engaged in agricultural pursuits; superintendent of education of Neshoba County, Miss., 1935-1942; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; automobile dealer; commissioner, Mississippi department of Public Welfare, 1968-1971; died March 14, 1995 in Philadelphia, Miss.; interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Philadelphia, Miss.

Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Jackson, MS
Papers: In United States Congressmen's Papers, 1815-1979, 2003; amount unknown..
Persons represented include William Winstead.