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Name:    Igoe, William Leo
Profession:  Politician
Category:  Politics and Government
Born/Started:     Oct. 19, 1879
Died/Ended:     Apr. 20, 1953
Description:    William Igoe served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1913 to 1920. Igoe was admitted to the bar in 1902 and served on the City’s board of alderman from 1909 to 1913. Elected to the U. S. House of Representatives in 1913, he worked with a group of midwestern legislators to try to keep the country out of war. He was re-elected in 1918, but did not run in 1920, choosing to practice law until 1928. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1928. The Pruitt-Igoe Housing Project was named after him.

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