William Henry Stiles

William Henry Stiles

Birth
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Death 20 Dec 1865 (aged 57)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 7383626 · View Source
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US Congressman, Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Earned his law degree at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, and was admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association in 1831. He established his own law practice in Savannah, Georgia, and was appointed Attorney General (then called "Solicitor General") for the eastern district of Georgia in 1833, serving until 1836. He was elected as a Democrat to represent Georgia as an At-Large Delegate in the United States House of Representatives, serving from March 1843 to 1845. He was appointed Chargé d’Affaires to Austria by President James K. 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 Georgia 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 60th 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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  • Originally Created by: K. Allen Culp
  • Added: 24 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7383626
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Stiles (1 Jan 1808–20 Dec 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7383626, citing Laurel Grove Cemetery (North), Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .