William L. Igoe

William Leo Igoe (* October 19, 1879 in St. Louis, Missouri, † April 20, 1953 ) was an American politician. Between 1913 and 1921 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Igoe attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law degree from Washington University and his 1902 was admitted as a lawyer in St. Louis, he began to work in his new profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1909 and 1913 he was a member of the council of his hometown.

In the congressional elections of 1912 was Igoe in the eleventh electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Patrick F. Gill on March 4, 1913. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1921 four legislative sessions. In this time of the First World War fell. Moreover, at this time joined the 16th, the 17th, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in force.

1920 renounced Igoe on another Congress candidate. In the following years he practiced as a lawyer again. 1925 failed candidacy as mayor of his hometown of St. Louis. Between 1933 and 1937 William Igoe was chairman of the local Police Commission. He died on 20 April 1953.