William Van Pelt
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Wisconsin's 6th district
January 3, 1951 - January 3, 1965
|Frank Bateman Keefe|
|John Abner Race|
|Born||March 10, 1905|
|Died||June 2, 1996 (aged 91)|
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Born in Glenbeulah, Wisconsin, his family moved to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin when he was a youth. Van Pelt was elected to serve Wisconsin's 6th District in the 82nd United States Congress and was reelected to the six succeeding congresses as well serving from January 3, 1951 till January 3, 1965. He lost his reelection bid to the 89th Congress losing out to John A. Race.
Van Pelt owned City Fuel Company and was involved in the Republican Party. After his time in Congress Van Pelt once again resided in Fond Du Lac until his death on June 2, 1996.
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