J. William Stanton

John William Stanton ( born February 20, 1924 in Painesville, Ohio, † April 11, 2002 in Jacksonville, Florida ) was an American politician. Between 1965 and 1983 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


1942 graduated from William Stanton, the Culver Military Academy in Indiana. In the same year he was enrolled at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. During the Second World War, he served 1942-1946 in the U.S. Army. In 1949, he completed his education at Georgetown University. He then worked as a private businessman. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. In the years 1956 and 1960 he was elected district manager in Lake County.

In the congressional elections of 1964, Stanton was in the eleventh electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Oliver P. Bolton on January 3, 1965. After eight re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1983 nine legislative sessions. During his time in Congress were, among others, the Vietnam War, the end of the civil rights movement and in 1974, the Watergate affair. In 1982 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives William Stanton worked for the World Bank. He died on 11 April 2002 in Jacksonville and was buried in his hometown of Painesville.