William S. Goodwin

William Shields Goodwin ( born 2 May 1866 in Warren, Bradley County, Arkansas; † August 9, 1937 ) was an American politician. Between 1911 and 1921 he represented the seventh election district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Goodwin attended the public schools of his home, the Farmers ' Academy in Duluth ( Georgia) as well as some other schools in Georgia. Later, Goodwin studied at both the University of Arkansas and the University of Mississippi. After studying law and its made ​​in 1894 admitted to the bar he began in Warren to work in his new profession. As a member of the Democratic Party, he was elected in 1895 in the House of Representatives from Arkansas; between 1905 and 1909 he was a member of the State Senate. From 1907 to 1911 Goodwin was also the curator of the University of Arkansas.

In the congressional elections of 1910, he was selected in the seventh district of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Robert M. Wallace on March 4, 1911. After he was re-elected four times, he was able to complete up to March 3, 1921 a total of five legislative sessions in Congress. In 1920, he missed the re- nomination of his party. After retiring from Congress Goodwin withdrew from politics. In the following years he practiced law in Warren. There he died in 1937.