William Watson Wick

William Watson Wick

Birth
Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 May 1868 (aged 72)
Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, USA
Burial Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 13530546 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Moving to Cincinnati, Ohio, he taught school (1816-18), studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1819 and commenced to practice law in Connersville, Indiana. He was clerk of the Indiana State House of Representatives in 1820, assistant clerk of the Indiana State Senate 1821 and president judge of the fifth judicial State circuit (1822-25). He also served as the 2nd Indiana State Secretary (1825-29), prosecuting attorney of the fifth judicial circuit (1829-31) and again as president judge fifth judicial State circuit (1834-37). In 1839, he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress serving until 1841, was elected to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses, serving 1845-49. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was again as president judge fifth judicial State circuit (1850-53) Postmaster of Indianapolis (1853-57) and Adjutant General of the Indiana State Militia from 1857, until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Watson Wick (23 Feb 1796–19 May 1868), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13530546, citing Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .