William Joseph Stratton (January 28, 1886 – May 8, 1938) was an American politician. His son William Grant Stratton was born in Ingleside, Lake County, Ill., on February 26, 1914.
Born in Ingleside, Illinois, Lake County, Ill., January 28, 1886 to John Stratton and Mary O'Boyle Stratton.
Stratton was a farmer and an Illinois state game warden. Illinois Governor William Stratton was his son. He served as a township supervisor and was a Republican. He served as first director of the Illinois Department of Conservation. From 1929 until 1933, Stratton served as Illinois Secretary of State. Stratton died in Ingleside, Illinois.
William J. Stratton served as Republican Secretary of state of Illinois from 1929 to 1933; being defeated for reelecting in 1936. He was a candidate for Illinois state treasurer in 1934, and a Member of the Elks, Woodmen, and Freemasons.
He died in Ingleside, Lake County, Ill., on May 8, 1938 (age 52 years, 100 days) and was interred at North Shore Garden of Memories, North Chicago, Ill.
William Grant Stratton, was the 32nd Governor of Illinois from 1953 to 1961 and succeeded Adlai Stevenson II in that office.
Ingleside is an unincorporated community in Lake County, Illinois, United States. Ingleside is between Fox Lake, Round Lake Heights and Lake Villa.