Raymond E. Willis

Raymond Eugene Willis
United States Senator
from Indiana
In office
January 3, 1941  January 3, 1947
Preceded by Sherman Minton
Succeeded by William E. Jenner
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born August 11, 1875
Waterloo, Indiana
Died March 21, 1956 (aged 80)
Angola, Indiana
Political party Republican
Alma mater Wabash College
Profession Publisher

Raymond Eugene Willis (August 11, 1875  March 21, 1956) was a United States Senator from Indiana. Born in Waterloo, Indiana, he attended the public schools and graduated from Wabash College in 1896. He learned the printer's trade in Waterloo and moved to Angola, Indiana and engaged in the newspaper publishing business in 1898. He was postmaster of Angola from 1910 to 1914 and during the First World War he served as chairman of Steuben County Council of Defense, 1917-1918.

From 1919 to 1921, Willis was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives and was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the U.S. Senate in 1938; he was elected as a Republican to the Senate in 1940, and served from January 3, 1941, to January 3, 1947. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1946 and resumed the publishing business as president of the Steuben Printing Co., and was also trustee of Tri-State University at Angola. He died in Angola in 1956; interment was in Circle Hill Cemetery.


United States Senate
Preceded by
Sherman Minton
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Indiana
Served alongside: William E. Jenner
Succeeded by
William E. Jenner
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