William Leon Mounts (August 31, 1862–February 5, 1929) was an American lawyer and politician.
Mounts was born in Carlinville, Illinois
. He graduated from Blackburn College
in 1881 and was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1885. He practiced law in Carlinville and was involved with the banking business. He served as mayor of Carlinville. Mounts also served as city treasurer and city attorney for Carlinville. Mounts was involved with the Democratic Party
. He served in the
Illinois House of Representatives
The Illinois House of Representatives is the lower house
A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house. Despite its official position "below" the upper house, in many legislatures wo ...
from 1893 to 1897 and in the Illinois Senate
from 1897 to 1901. Mounts died at his home, in Carlinsville, Illinois, from a long illness.
['Former Senator Mounts Is Dead At Carlinville,' The De Kalb Daily Chonicle (Illinois), February 5, 1929, pg. 8]
People from Carlinville, Illinois
Blackburn College (Illinois) alumni
Businesspeople from Illinois
Mayors of places in Illinois
Members of the Illinois House of Representatives
Illinois state senators
19th-century American lawyers