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William GRAHAM

(1782-1858)

GRAHAM, William, a Representative from Indiana; born at sea March 16, 1782; settled with his parents in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky.; attended the public schools; moved to Vallonia, Ind., in 1811; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the Territorial house of representatives in 1812; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1816; member of the State house of representatives 1816-1821 and served as speaker; served in the State senate 1821-1833; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; died near Vallonia, Ind., August 17, 1858; interment in the White Church Cemetery, Vallonia, Ind.

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

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