Aaron Ward

Aaron Ward

Ossining, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death 2 May 1867 (aged 76)
Georgetown, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Ossining, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 7894093 · View Source
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US Congressman. Commissioned in the Twenty-ninth Infantry on April 30, 1813, he was promoted to captain a year later and charged with conducting the first detachment of British prisoners from the US to Canada at the close of the war. He continued to serve in the New York State Militia earning the rank of major general. A lawyer by trade, he served as the district attorney for Westchester County. He was elected to the US House of Representatives for six terms, serving from 1825 to 1829; as a Jacksonian from 1831 to 1837, and as a Democrat from 1841 to 1843. A delegate to the State constitutional convention, he assisted in writing the new constitution in 1846. After traveling through Europe, Egypt and the Holy Land in 1859 and 1860, he published a narrative of his travels entitled "Around the Pyramids." He died at the home of his son-in-law in Georgetown.

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