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William Garnett DUNCAN

(1800-1875)

DUNCAN, William Garnett, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Louisville, Ky., March 2, 1800; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1821; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1822 and commenced practice in Louisville; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1848; moved to Louisiana and settled in New Orleans in 1850, where he continued the practice of law; retired from active law practice in 1860 and traveled in Europe; resided for a while in Paris, France; returned to the United States in 1875 and resided in Louisville, Ky., until his death in that city on May 25, 1875; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery.

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

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