William J. Stratton

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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. [1]

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. [2] [3]

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. [4]

Notes

  1. "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Stratton".
  2. William Joseph Stratton-Database
  3. 'Illinois Blue Book 1931-1932,' Biographical Sketch of William J. Stratton, pg. 94-95
  4. "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Stratton".
Party political offices
Preceded by Republican nominee for Secretary of State of Illinois
1928, 1932, 1936
Succeeded by
Justus L. Johnson
Preceded by Republican nominee for Illinois Treasurer
1934
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Secretary of State of Illinois
19291933
Succeeded by


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