William Soden Hastings

William Soden Hastings

Birth
Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 17 Jun 1842 (aged 44)
Red Sulphur Springs, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 7499300 · View Source
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US Congressman. Elected as a Whig to represent Massachusetts' 9th District in the Twenty-Fifth and two succeeding Congresses, he served from 1837 until his death in office. Hastings was born in Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, into a distinguished family whose ancestors had arrived in America in 1634. His father was Congressman Seth Hastings. After graduating from Harvard University in 1817, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1820 and began practice that year in Mendon. Prior to service on Capitol Hill he was a member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives (1828) and the State Senate (1829 to 1833). Hastings died at a resort in Red Sulphur Springs, Virginia (now West Virginia), where he had gone for health reasons. There is a cenotaph in his memory at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC.

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  • Added: 27 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7499300
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Soden Hastings (3 Jun 1798–17 Jun 1842), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7499300, citing Old Cemetery, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .