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Raymond E. Willis
American politician

Raymond E. Willis

Raymond E. Willis
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Intro American politician
Was Politician
From United States of America
Field Politics
Gender male
Birth 11 August 1875, Waterloo, USA
Death 21 March 1956, Angola, USA (aged 80 years)
Star sign Leo
Politics Republican Party
Wabash College
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Raymond Eugene Willis (August 11, 1875 – March 21, 1956) was a United States Senator from Indiana. Born in Waterloo, Indiana, he attended the public schools and graduated from Wabash College in 1896. He learned the printer's trade in Waterloo and moved to Angola, Indiana and engaged in the newspaper publishing business in 1898. He was postmaster of Angola from 1910 to 1914 and during the First World War he served as chairman of Steuben County Council of Defense, 1917-1918.

From 1919 to 1921, Willis was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives and was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the U.S. Senate in 1938, losing to moderate incumbent Democrat Frederick Van Nuys by about 5,100 votes; he was elected as a Republican to the Senate in 1940, unseating Democratic Sherman Minton, and served from January 3, 1941, to January 3, 1947. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1946 and resumed the publishing business as president of the Steuben Printing Co., and was also trustee of Tri-State University at Angola. He died in Angola in 1956; interment was in Circle Hill Cemetery.

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U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Sherman Minton
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Indiana
Succeeded by
William E. Jenner
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