William H. Sutphin (August 30, 1887 in Browntown, Middlesex County, New Jersey - October 14, 1972 in Salisbury, Maryland) was an American military, business and political figure, serving in the U.S. House of Representatives (1931-1943) as a Democrat from the State of New Jersey.
Sutphin attended the public schools of Matawan, New Jersey, the Woods Business College, Brooklyn, New York, and attended the officers training camp at Plattsburgh, New York in 1915. He was mayor of Matawan, New Jersey, 1915-1916 and 1921-1926. He served on the U.S.-Mexico border in 1916 (see Pancho Villa Expedition) with B Troop, First Squadron, New Jersey Cavalry. During the First World War he served in France from December 1917 to May 1919 and was discharged as captain in the Air Service. He was factory representative for asphalt roofing from 1920 to 1931.
Sutphin was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1943). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress and went on to be vice president of the M.J. Merkin Paint Co., in New York City. He retired in 1951 and resided in Berlin, Maryland. Sutphin died in Salisbury, Maryland on October 14, 1972 and was interred in Arlington National Cemetery.
Preceded by: Harold G. Hoffman U.S. House of Representatives, New Jersey 3rd District 1931-1943 Succeeded by: James Coats Auchincloss