K. William Stinson

K. William Stinson ( born April 20, 1930 in Grand Rapids, Michigan ) is a retired American politician. Between 1963 and 1965 he represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Stinson attended the public schools of his home including the Grand Rapids Junior College. Then he studied until 1952 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After his studies, he trained at the Westinghouse Electric Corp.. Before he served in the U.S. Navy 1953-1956. He then worked 1956-1959 again for the Westinghouse Electric Corp.. ; then he was a representative for marine and sporting goods.

Politically, Stinson became a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1962 he was in the seventh election district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats Donald H. Magnuson took on 3 January 1963 he had beaten in the election. Since he Democrat Brock Adams defeated already in the elections of 1964, Stinson was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1965 only one legislative period. At this time the Vietnam war been expanded. In addition, in 1964 the 24th Amendment to the Constitution in Congress was passed.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, William Stinson withdrew from politics. Today he lives in Battle Ground, Washington State.