Dawson, William Levi, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Primary Unit
1917-1919, 1st Battalion, 366th Infantry
Service Years
1917 - 1919


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Dawson, William Levi, 1LT.
Contact Info
Home Town
Albany, Georgia
Last Address
Chicago, Illinois
Buried at Griffin Funeral Home Columbarium (Defunct) , Chicago, Illinois.

Date of Passing
Nov 09, 1970
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Last Known Activity
DAWSON, William Levi, a Representative from Illinois; born in Albany, Dougherty County, Ga., April 26, 1886; attended the public schools and Kent College of Law, Chicago, Ill.; was graduated from Albany (Ga.) Normal School in 1905, Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., in 1909, and Northwestern University Law School, Evanston, Ill.; during the First World War served overseas as a first lieutenant with the Three Hundred and Sixty-fifth Infantry 1917-1919; was admitted to the bar in 1920 and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; State central committeeman for the First Congressional District of Illinois 1930-1932; alderman for the second ward of Chicago 1933-1939 and Democratic committeeman since 1939; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his death November 9, 1970, in Chicago, Ill.; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses), Committee on Government Operations (Eighty-fourth through Ninety-first Congresses); cremated; ashes placed in Columbarium in Griffin Funeral Home, Chicago, Ill.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 366th Infantry
  1917-1919, 1st Battalion, 366th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign
 Colleges Attended 
Fisk UniversityNorthwestern University
  1905-1909, Fisk University
  1912-1914, Northwestern University
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