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William Hardy MURFREE

(1781-1827)

MURFREE, William Hardy, (uncle of David W. Dickinson), a Representative from North Carolina; born in Hertford County, N.C., October 2, 1781; was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1801; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Edenton, N.C.; also interested in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1805 and 1812; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1817); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Fourteenth Congress); moved from Murfreesboro, N.C., to his estate in Williamson County, Tenn., in 1823 and died there on January 19, 1827; interment in Murfree Cemetery, northwest of Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn.

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

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