William Bacon Oliver

William Bacon Oliver (* May 23, 1867 in Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama, † May 27 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was an American lawyer and politician (Democratic Party). He was a cousin of Sydney Parham Epes, a U.S. Representative from Virginia.


William Bacon Oliver visited the community school. He graduated in 1883 at the Verner College Preparatory School in Tuscaloosa, 1887 at the Academic Department of the University of Alabama and 1889 at the Law Department. It also adopted in 1889 at a special course at the Law School of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in part. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1889 and then began to practice in Tuscaloosa. He was appointed in 1898 to the Solicitor for the 6th Judicial District of Alabama, a post he held until his retirement in 1909. After that, he was from 1909 until his retirement in 1913 worked as Dean of the Law Faculty of the University of Alabama.

Oliver also pursued a political career. He had several years presided over the Democratic Central Committee of Tuscaloosa County. Then he took in 1924 as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in part. Oliver was elected to the 64th U.S. Congress and reelected to the ten succeeding U.S. Congresses. He decided in 1936 against a candidacy for the 75th U.S. Congress. Oliver worked in the U.S. House of Representatives on 4 March 1915 to 3 March 1937.

He then worked his resignation on 1 May 1944 as Special Assistant to the Attorney General of 22 July 1939 to. Oliver died in 1948 during a visit to New Orleans. His body was transferred to Eutaw, where he was buried in the Eutaw Cemetery.