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William Summerville HAYMOND

(1823-1885)

HAYMOND, William Summerville, a Representative from Indiana; born near Clarksburg, Harrison County, Va. (now West Virginia), February 20, 1823; attended the common schools and was graduated from Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York City; commenced the practice of his profession at Monticello, Ind., in 1852; during the Civil War entered the Union Army as a surgeon in 1862 and served one year; unsuccessful candidate for the State senate in 1866; president of the Indianapolis, Delphi & Chicago Railroad Co. 1872-1874; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; resumed his former professional and business activities; organized the Central Medical College in Indianapolis in 1877 and was dean until his death; published in 1879 a history of Indiana; died in Indianapolis, Ind., December 24, 1885; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.

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

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