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William STANBERY

(1788-1873)

STANBERY, William, a Representative from Ohio; born in Essex County, N.J., August 10, 1788; received an academic education; studied law in New York City and was admitted to the bar; moved to Ohio in 1809; settled in Newark, Licking County, and practiced law; member of the state senate in 1824 and 1825; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Wilson; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress and served from October 9, 1827, to March 3, 1833; censured by the Twenty-second Congress on July 11, 1832, for use of unparliamentary language; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1832; resumed the practice of law; died in Newark, Ohio, January 23, 1873; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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

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