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William Marshall TREDWAY

(1807-1891)

TREDWAY, William Marshall, a Representative from Virginia; born near Farmville, Prince Edward County, Va., August 24, 1807; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Hampden-Sidney College, Prince Edward County, Va., in 1827; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced practice in Danville, Va.; 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; delegate to the Democratic State convention in 1850; member of the secession convention of Virginia in 1861; judge of the circuit court of Virginia 1870-1879; resumed the practice of law in Chatham, Va., and died there May 1, 1891; interment in Chatham Cemetery.

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

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