William J. Driver

William Joshua Driver (* March 2, 1873 in Osceola, Mississippi County, Arkansas, † October 1, 1948 ) was an American politician. Between 1921 and 1939 he represented the first electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


After primary school, William Driver studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1894. He then began his new career in his hometown of Osceola exercise. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party. Between 1897 and 1899 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Arkansas. From 1911 to 1918 Driver officiated as a judge in the second judicial district of the State of Arkansas. In 1918 he was a delegate to a meeting to revise the constitution of Arkansas.

1920 Driver was elected in the first district of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he was exchanged in the Senate Thaddeus H. Caraway replaced on March 4, 1921. After he was confirmed in each case with the following eight elections, he was able to complete up to January 3, 1939 a total of nine legislative sessions in Congress. In this time hijacked the world economic crisis that began in 1929, and the repeal of the Prohibition Act in 1933. 1932 Driver delegate to the Democratic National Convention, on the Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated as presidential candidate of the party.

In the primaries of 1938 Driver lost to Ezekiel Candler Gathings, who then won the Democratic nomination for the hitherto Driver exerted mandate and was elected to the result, also to his successor in Congress. In the following years until his death in 1948 Driver again worked as a lawyer in Osceola. There he worked in the banking business.