William Turner Haskell

William Turner Haskell

Birth
Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Death 12 Mar 1859 (aged 40)
Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 6912672 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He attended the University of Nashville and served in the U.S. Army, during the Seminole War, in 1836. After the war, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1838 and commenced to practice law in Jackson, Tennessee. He was a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, (1840-41) and served as Colonel of the 1st Brigade, 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Volunteers, U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War. In 1847, he was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress, serving until 1849. After leaving Congress, he practiced law until his death from mental illness.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 6912672
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Turner Haskell (21 Jul 1818–12 Mar 1859), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6912672, citing Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .