William Findlay

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William Findlay

Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Nov 1846 (aged 78)
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section H
Memorial ID 8156289 · View Source
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Pennsylvania Governor, U.S. Senator. He engaged in agricultural pursuits, served as brigade inspector in the Pennsylvania State Militia, studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Franklinton, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, (1797, 1804-07) and Pennsylvania State Treasurer, (1807-17). In 1817, he was elected as a Democratic Republican, the 4th Governor of Pennsylvania, serving until 1820. After his term, he was elected as a Jacksonian to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the failure of the legislature to elect and served (1821-27). Not a candidate for reelection, he was chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and President Andrew Jackson appointed him Treasurer of the United States Mint, serving (1830-41). Note: the grave stone gives the imcorrect date of death as November 15, 1846.

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  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 5 Dec 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8156289
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Findlay (20 Jun 1768–12 Nov 1846), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8156289, citing Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .