William Leftwich Goggin

William Leftwich Goggin

Birth
Bunker Hill, Bedford County, Virginia, USA
Death 3 Jan 1870 (aged 62)
Bunker Hill, Bedford County, Virginia, USA
Burial Bunker Hill, Bedford County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 53827830 · View Source
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US Congressman. He attended Tucker's Law School in Winchester, Virginia, was admitted to the bar, and established a legal practice in Bedford, Virginia. After serving in the Virginia House of Delegates, he was elected as a Whig to Congress in 1838 and served from 1839 to 1843. Defeated for reelection in 1842, he was again elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas W. Gilmer, and served from 1844 to 1845. He would serve one more term, from 1847 to 1849. He was the unsuccessful Whig candiate for Governor of Virginia in 1859. During the Civil War, he was a captain of Home Guards in the Confederate Army. Following the war, he returned to his legal practice in Bedford.

Bio by: Garver Graver



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 53827830
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Leftwich Goggin (31 May 1807–3 Jan 1870), Find a Grave Memorial no. 53827830, citing Goggin Family Cemetery, Bunker Hill, Bedford County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .