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Augustus Leonard PERRILL

(1807-1882)

PERRILL, Augustus Leonard, a Representative from Ohio; born near Moorefield, Hardy County, Va. (now West Virginia), January 20, 1807; in 1816 moved to Ohio with his parents, who settled in Madison Township near Lithopolis, Pickaway County; attended the local schools; taught school near Circleville, Ohio, and then engaged in agricultural pursuits; appointed deputy sheriff in January 1833; elected sheriff in 1834 and served until 1837; member of the State house of representatives 1839-1841; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits near Circleville, Ohio; member of the State senate 1858-1863; again served in the State house of representatives 1865-1867; died on his farm near Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio, June 2, 1882; interment in Forest Cemetery, Circleville, Ohio.

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

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