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William RAMSEY

(1779-1831)

RAMSEY, William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born at Sterretts Gap, Cumberland County, Pa., September 7, 1779; attended the public schools; appointed surveyor for Cumberland County in 1803; clerk of the orphans’ court of Cumberland County; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Carlisle, Pa.; elected to the Twentieth Congress; reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses and served from March 4, 1827, until his death in Carlisle, Pa., September 29, 1831; interment in Ashland Cemetery.

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

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