Bishop, Cecil William, (1890-1971.) | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Cecil William "Runt" Bishop was a Unites States Republican Congressman from Southern Illinois. Bishop was born June 29, 1890, before serving the public, he owned his own tailoring business (1910-1922); original receipts from the business are part of this collection.
In 1915 Bishop became Carterville, IL city clerk and subsequently, Carteville postmaster (1923-1933). After serving in Congress for for six terms (1941-1955) Bishop lost reelection to (D) Congressman Ken Gray. Upon his return to Illinois Bishop was appointed as Superintendent of Division of Industrial Planning and Development (1955-1957) by Governor Stratton. The majority of Bishop's collection consists of papers from this time period. Bishop retired from public life in 1960 and died in Marion, Illinois September 21, 1971