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William Henry Stiles
Birth: Jan. 1, 1808
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1865
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

US Congressman, Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Earned his J.D. degree at Yale and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1831. Established his own law practice in Savannah and was appointed Attorney General (then called "Solicitor General") for the eastern district of Georgia in 1833, serving until 1836. He was then elected to represent Georgia as an At-Large Delegate in the United States House of Representatives, serving from March 1843 to 1845. Appointed Chargé d’Affaires to Austria by President Polk on April 19, 1845 and served until October 1849. Upon his return he resumed the practice of law in Savannah and became a member of the State House of Representatives, serving as Speaker of the House in 1858. He served as a delegate from the State-at-large to the commercial congress held at Montgomery, Alabama in 1858, and delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Baltimore, Maryland in 1860. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War he helped raise the 16th Georgia Infantry, and served first as a Captain, then as Colonel and commander of the regiment. His grandfather was Georgia Continental Congressman Joseph Clay. (bio by: K. Allen Culp) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Eliza A Stiles (____ - 1867)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Cowper Stiles Low (1832 - 1863)*
  William Henry Stiles (1834 - 1878)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Grove Cemetery (North)
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: K. Allen Culp
Record added: Apr 24, 2003
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