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William E. Mason

William Ernest Mason (July 7, 1850 – June 16, 1921) was a U.S. Representative and Senator from Illinois.

Mason was born in Franklinville, New York. His family moved to Bentonsport, Iowa when he was 8. He attended Birmingham College. After graduating, he taught at Bentonsport Academy, which he had previously attended. After studying law, he moved to Chicago in 1872 and was admitted to the bar.

Mason was elected to Congress in 1887 and again two years later. Following his defeat in 1890, he returned to law practice in Chicago in 1891, but was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1897. After one term, he returned to Chicago. He served three more terms in the House from 1917 until his death. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Waukegan, Illinois.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James H. Ward
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd congressional district

1887-1891
Succeeded by
Allan C. Durborow, Jr.
Preceded by
William E. Williams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's At-large congressional district

1917-1921
Succeeded by
Winnifred S. M. Huck
United States Senate
Preceded by
John M. Palmer
United States Senator (Class 3) from Illinois
1897–1903
Served alongside: Shelby M. Cullom
Succeeded by
Albert J. Hopkins
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