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William W. WOODWORTH

(1807-1873)

WOODWORTH, William W., a Representative from New York; born in New London, Conn., March 16, 1807; moved to Hyde Park, Dutchess County, N.Y., in 1834; received a limited schooling; supervisor of Hyde Park in 1838, 1841, and 1843; appointed judge of Dutchess County in 1838 and reappointed in 1843; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1846; held interests in Cuba and formed a stock company of the Hudson River State Co. at Clinton, N.Y.; contractor for building a section of the Hudson River Railroad; moved to Yonkers, N.Y., December 1, 1849, and engaged in the real estate business and banking; elected president of Yonkers in 1857 and 1858; elected receiver of taxes in 1870; died in Yonkers, N.Y., February 13, 1873; interment in Oakland Cemetery.

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

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