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William TERRELL

(1778-1855)

TERRELL, William, a Representative from Georgia; born in Fairfax County, Va., in 1778; moved with his parents to Georgia; pursued classical studies; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia and commenced practice in Sparta, Hancock County, Ga.; member of the State house of representatives 1810-1813; held various local offices; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1820; resumed the practice of medicine; died in Sparta, Ga., July 4, 1855; interment in Sparta Cemetery.

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

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