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William Nelson

  • Birth 29 Jun 1784 Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York, USA
  • Death 3 Oct 1869 Peekskill, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Burial Cortlandt Manor, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 8610530

US Representative from New York. He graduated from Poughkeepsie Academy, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Peekskill, Westchester County, New York in 1807. For thirty years he served as district attorney for Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester Counties. He was a member of the State assembly in 1820 to 1821, served in the State senate 1824 to 1827 and was a judge of the court for the correction of errors 1824 to 1827. Elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses, serving March 4, 1847 to March 3, 1851. After his term he resumed the practice of law until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 7 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8610530
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Nelson (29 Jun 1784–3 Oct 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8610530, citing Hillside Cemetery, Cortlandt Manor, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .