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Bishop, Cecil William, (1890-1971.) | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Name: Bishop, Cecil William, (1890-1971.)

Historical Note:

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

Note Author: Monica L. Rongere

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