William C. Wampler

William Creed Wampler (* April 21, 1926 in Pennington Gap, Lee County, Virginia; † 23, 2012 in Bristol, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1953 and 1955, and again from 1967 to 1983, he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Wampler attended the public schools of his home. Between 1943 and 1945, he served during World War II in the U.S. Navy. After that, he was a member of the Naval Reserve. He also continued his own training continued until 1948 at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg. Subsequently, he studied until 1950 at the University of Virginia law. The early 1950s, worked as a journalist and newspaper editor Wampler at various newspapers. He also served on the governing body of the Emory and Henry College. Politically, Wampler joined the Republican Party. In 1948 he was campaign manager in the ninth congressional district of his state; In 1950, he led the Republican youth organization in Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1952 Wampler in the ninth constituency of Virginia was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas B. Fugate on January 3, 1953. Since he has not been confirmed in 1954, he was initially able to do only one term in Congress until January 3, 1955. In the years 1955 and 1956 he worked for the United States Atomic Energy Commission. 1956 Wampler applied unsuccessfully to return to Congress. Between 1957 and 1960 he was Vice President and General Manager of the company Wampler Brothers Furniture Co. Thereafter, he practiced the same functions until 1966 at the company Wampler Carpet Co. from.

In the congressional elections of 1966, Wampler was re-elected in the ninth district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he replaced Pat Jennings on January 3, 1967 was 1955 became his successor. After seven elections he was able to complete eight more 1983 legislative sessions until January 3. During this time, the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement ended; 1974 overshadowed the Watergate scandal, the work of the Congress. In 1982, William Wampler was not re-elected. He died on 23 May 2012 in Bristol. His son of the same William sat 1988-2012 in the Senate of Virginia.