William Raleigh Hull, Jr.

William Raleigh Hull Jr. ( born April 17, 1906 in Weston, Platte County, Missouri, † August 15 1977 in Kansas City, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1955 and 1973 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Hall attended the public schools of his home, including the Weston High School. He then worked in agriculture and was a partner in Hull 's Tobacco Warehouse in Weston. In addition, Hull went into the banking industry, where he rose to become one of the directors of the First National Bank of Leavenworth in Kansas.

Politically, Hull member of the Democratic Party. Between 1939 and 1940 he was mayor of his home town of Weston. In the congressional elections of 1954 he was in the sixth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Clay Cole on January 3, 1955. After eight re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1973 nine legislative sessions. In this time, the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War fell. In addition, at that time were the 23rd, the 24th, the 25th and the 26th Amendment to the Constitution ratified.

In 1972, William Hull opted not to run again. He died on August 15, 1977 in Kansas City and was buried in his home town of Weston.