Mr. Springer, an attorney by profession, served as State's Attorney of Champaign County, Illinois, from 1940 to 1942. After military service in the Navy, he returned to Champaign, Illinois, and served as County Judge from 1946 to 1950. In 1950, he was elected to the 82nd Congress and reelected to each succeeding Congress from the 22nd Congressional District of Illinois until his retirement at the close of the 92nd Congress. President Nixon appointed him a Commissioner of the Federal Power Commission in 1973. He resigned in December 1975 and was appointed to the Federal Election Commission by President Ford in 1976. Mr. Springer is a graduate of DePauw University and the University of Illinois Law School. He received LL.D. degrees from Millikin University in 1953, Lincoln College in 1966, and DePauw University in 1972.