William Devereux Byron William Devereux Byron, II (May 15, 1895 - February 27, 1941) a democrat, was a U.S. Congressman who represented the 6th congressional district of Maryland from January 3, 1939 to February 27, 1941. After his death in an airplane crash in Georgia on February 27, 1941 his widow, Katharine Byron, a granddaughter of U.S. Senator Louis E. McComas, was elected in a special election to complete his term of office.
Born in Danville, Virginia he moved with his parents to Williamsport, Maryland in 1800 where he attended the public schools, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. Following his service in the Aviation Corps during World War I, where he was commissioned a first lieutenant he entered the family leather manufacturing business in 1919. He served in the Maryland State senate from 1930 to 1934 and as mayor of Williamsport from 1926 to -1930 as had his grandfather for whom he was named.
He was interred in Riverview Cemetery, Williamsport, Maryland.
His son Goodloe Byron was also a representative from the Maryland 6th congressional district.