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William WARD

(1837-1895)

WARD, William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., January 1, 1837; attended Girard College, Philadelphia, Pa.; learned the art of printing in the office of the Delaware County Republican, Chester, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in August 1859 and commenced practice in Chester; also engaged in the land business and banking; member of the city council of Chester and city solicitor; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; resumed the practice of his profession and his former business pursuits in Chester, Pa., where he died February 27, 1895; interment in the Rural Cemetery.

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

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