Wampler, William C. (William Creed), 1926-2012
- Existence: 1926 - 2012
William Creed Wampler, Sr. (1926-2012) was a Congressman from Virginia from 1953 to 1955 and 1967 to 1983. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II before graduating from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) in 1948 and studying law at the University of Virginia. Wampler became a journalist in Virginia and Tennessee, while also supporting the work of the Republican Party in the Ninth Congressional District. In 1953, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia, losing his seat in 1955. Wampler then joined the Atomic Energy Commission and in 1957 became the vice president and manager of the Wampler Brothers Furniture Company, followed by the Wampler Carpet Company in 1961, in Bristol. In 1967, he left the company upon succesfully winning his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving until he lost his seat once more in 1983. Wampler also served on the boards of visitors of Emory and Henry College and of VPI.
Citation:Source: "Wampler, William Creed (1926-2012)", entry in Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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William C. Wampler, Sr. was a U.S. Congressman from Virginia in the 1950s through 1980s. His papers primarily document his tenure in Congress during the 1970s and 1980s, including correspondence with constituents, committees, and government departments, legislative files, public relations and campaign materials, and photographs.