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William Shapleigh DAMRELL

(1809-1860)

DAMRELL, William Shapleigh, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Portsmouth, N.H., November 29, 1809; attended the public schools; learned the art of printing and became the proprietor of a large printing establishment in Boston; elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); suffered a paralytic stroke before the expiration of his term; was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; resumed business activities; died in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., May 17, 1860; interment in Forest Hills Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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