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William Cochran McCAUSLEN

(1796-1863)

McCAUSLEN, William Cochran, a Representative from Ohio; born near Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, in 1796; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Steubenville; was a law partner of Secretary of War Stanton; member of the State house of representatives in 1829, 1830, 1832, and 1833; owned and edited a Democratic newspaper in Steubenville; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); commissioned August 31, 1846, during the Mexican War as a captain and commissary of subsistence of the Third Regiment, Ohio Infantry; honorably discharged June 24, 1847; died in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, March 13, 1863; interment in Union Cemetery.

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

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