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William Augustus WHITTLESEY

(1796-1866)

WHITTLESEY, William Augustus, (nephew of Elisha Whittlesey), a Representative from Ohio; born in Danbury, Conn., July 14, 1796; attended the common schools and was graduated from Yale College in 1816; taught school; moved to Canfield, Ohio, in 1818; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced practice in Canfield; moved to Marietta, Ohio, in 1821; auditor of Washington County 1825-1837; member of the State house of representatives in 1839 and 1840; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); did not seek renomination in 1850; resumed the practice of law; mayor of Marietta in 1856, 1860, and 1862; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he had gone for medical treatment, on November 6, 1866; interment in Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio.

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

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