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William Soden HASTINGS


HASTINGS, William Soden, (son of Seth Hastings), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Mendon, Worcester County, Mass., June 3, 1798; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Harvard University in 1817; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1820 and commenced practice in Mendon; member of the State house of representatives in 1828; served in the State senate 1829-1833; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1837, until his death in Red Sulphur Springs, Monroe County, Va. (now West Virginia), June 17, 1842; interment in Old Cemetery, Mendon, Mass.

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

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