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William P. Curlin, Jr.
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
December 4, 1971 – January 3, 1973
Preceded by John C. Watts
Succeeded by John B. Breckinridge
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives

In office
Personal details
Born November 30, 1933(1933-11-30) (age 89)
Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Kentucky
Profession lawyer
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army

William Prather Curlin Jr. (born November 30, 1933) was a Kentucky state legislator and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Kentucky.

Born in Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, Curlin graduated from Frankfort High School. Curlin earned an A.B. and LL.B. from the University of Kentucky in 1958 and 1962, respectively. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957.

As an attorney Curlin engaged in private practice and was an attorney and assistant commissioner with the Kentucky Department of Revenue from 1962 through 1964. He served as a member of the Kentucky General Assembly from 1968 to 1971 as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives. In the House Curlin served as chairman of the Appropriations and Revenue Committee during the 1970 session.

Curlin was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative John C. Watts and served in Congress from December 4, 1971 through January 3, 1973). Curlin was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972 and after serving in Congress he returned to the private practice of law.

Curlin is a resident of Versailles, Kentucky.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John C. Watts
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 6th congressional district

December 4, 1971 – January 3, 1973
Succeeded by
John B. Breckinridge

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