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Austin Eli WING

(1792-1849)

WING, Austin Eli, a Delegate from Michigan; born in Conway, Hampshire County, Mass., February 3, 1792; in early youth moved with his parents to Marietta, Ohio; attended the common schools, the academy at Chillicothe, Ohio, and Athens College, Ohio; was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1814; moved to Detroit, Mich.; elected to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1829); moved to Monroe, Mich.; elected to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); affiliated with the Whig Party after its formation; member of the State house of representatives in 1842; served as a member of the board of regents of the University of Michigan from 1845 until 1850; appointed United States marshal for the district of Michigan on February 24, 1846, and served until 1849; died in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 27, 1849; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Monroe, Mich.

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

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