William G. Bray
William G. Bray
|Member of the|
U.S. House of Representatives
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1975
|Preceded by||James E. Noland|
|Succeeded by||David W. Evans|
|Constituency||7th district (1951–1967)|
6th district (1967–1975)
|Born||June 17, 1903|
Mooresville, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||June 4, 1979 (aged 75)|
Martinsville, Indiana, U.S.
|Alma mater||Indiana University Law School (Juris doctor, 1927)|
|Branch/service||United States Army Reserve|
|Years of service||1941–1945|
William Gilmer Bray (June 17, 1903 – June 4, 1979) was an American lawyer and World War II veteran who served twelve terms as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana from 1951 to 1975.
Early life and career
Born on a farm near Mooresville, Indiana, Bray attended the public schools of Mooresville, Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University Law School at Bloomington in 1927 and was admitted to the bar the same year.
World War II
After the war, he was transferred to Military Government and served nine months in Korea as deputy property custodian. Bray was released from active duty in November 1946 with the rank of colonel. He returned to private law practice in Martinsville, Indiana.
Bray voted in favor of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1960, 1964, and 1968, as well as the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress.
Later career and death
He resumed the practice of law following his defeat.
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