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William T. HASKELL

(1818-1859)

HASKELL, William T., (nephew of Charles Ready), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., July 21, 1818; privately tutored; attended the public schools of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; attended the University of Nashville, Nashville, Tenn.; soldier, Seminole War, 1836; First Brigade, Second Regiment, Tennessee Volunteers, Mexican War; lawyer, private practice; member of the Tennessee state house of representatives, 1840-1841; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); died on March 12, 1859, in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky.; interment in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn.

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

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