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William MUNGEN

(1821-1887)

MUNGEN, William, a Representative from Ohio; born in Baltimore, Md., May 12, 1821; moved with his parents to Ohio in 1830; attended the common schools; taught school; editor and publisher of the Findlay Democratic Courier; auditor of Hancock County, Ohio, 1846-1850; member of the State senate in 1851 and 1852; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1853 and commenced practice in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1856; entered the Union Army on December 5, 1861, as lieutenant colonel of the Fifty-seventh Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; commissioned colonel December 16, 1861, and served until April 24, 1863, when he was honorably discharged; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1871); was not a candidate for renomination in 1870; resumed the practice of law; died in Findlay, Ohio, September 9, 1887; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

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