Representative Noah Morgan MASON

YEARS 1882-1965
OFFICE Representative
STATE Illinois
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 75th (1937-1939), 76th (1939-1941), 77th (1941-1943), 78th (1943-1945), 79th (1945-1947), 80th (1947-1949), 81st (1949-1951), 82nd (1951-1953), 83rd (1953-1955), 84th (1955-1957), 85th (1957-1959), 86th (1959-1961), 87th (1961-1963)

Representative Noah Morgan MASON Biography

MASON, Noah Morgan, a Representative from Illinois; born in Glamorganshire, Wales, July 19, 1882; immigrated to the United States in 1888 with his parents, who settled in La Salle, Ill.; attended the public schools and Dixon (Ill.) College; was graduated from the Illinois State Normal University at Normal; teacher and principal of schools at Oglesby, Ill., 1902-1905 and was superintendent of schools 1908-1936; city commissioner of Oglesby 1918-1926; member of the Illinois State Normal School Board 1926-1930; served in the State senate 1930-1936; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 for the Eighty-eighth Congress; retired and lived in Plainfield, Ill.; died in Joliet, Ill., March 29, 1965; interment in Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield, Ill. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Springfield, IL Papers: ca. 1917-1965. 5 reels of microfilm. Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, speeches, and photographs, primarily documenting his congressional career. Finding aid in repository.


Samosky, Jack A. “Congressman Noah Morgan Mason: Illinois’ Conservative Spokesman.” Illinois Historical Journal 76 (Spring 1983): 35-48. ——. “Congressman Noah Morgan Mason: From Wales to Washington.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 71 (November 1978): 252-63. ——. “Noah Morgan Mason: The Rhetoric of an Anti-New Deal Congressman.” Ph.D. diss., Indiana University, 1974.

Noah Morgan MASON Committee Assignments

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