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William Wickham WELCH

(1818-1892)

WELCH, William Wickham, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Norfolk, Litchfield County, Conn., December 10, 1818; studied medicine; was graduated from the medical department of Yale College in 1839 and commenced practice in Norfolk; member of the State house of representatives 1848-1850; served in the State senate in 1851 and 1852; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); resumed the practice of his profession; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1869 and 1881; died in Norfolk, Conn., July 30, 1892; interment in Center Cemetery.

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

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