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William WHITING

(1813-1873)

WHITING, William, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Concord, Mass., on March 3, 1813; attended Concord Academy and was graduated from Harvard University in 1833; taught school in Plymouth and Concord, Mass.; was graduated from the law department of Harvard University in 1838; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Boston; solicitor of the War Department 1862-1865; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1873, until death in Boston, Mass., June 29, 1873; interment in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Mass.

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

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