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William SCHLEY

(1786-1858)

SCHLEY, William, a Representative from Georgia; born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., December 15, 1786; in childhood moved with his parents to Georgia; completed preparatory studies; attended the local academies in Louisville and Augusta, Ga.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Augusta, Ga., in 1812; served as judge of the superior court 1825-1828; member of the State house of representatives in 1830; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1833, to July 1, 1835, when he resigned, having been nominated for Governor; Governor of Georgia 1835-1837; president of the Georgia Medical College at Augusta; died near Augusta, Ga., November 20, 1858; interment in the family burying ground at Richmond Hill, near Augusta, Ga.

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

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