William Burleigh

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William Burleigh
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1823 – July 2, 1827
Preceded by Joseph Dane
Succeeded by Rufus McIntire
Personal details
Born October 24, 1785
South Berwick, Maine, USA
Died July 2, 1827 (aged 42)
South Berwick, Maine, USA
Political party Adams-Clay Republican; Adams Republican
Profession Politician, Lawyer,

William Burleigh (October 24, 1785- July 2, 1827) was a United States Representative from Maine. He was born in Northwood, New Hampshire, on October 24, 1785. He moved with his parents to Gilmanton, New Hampshire, in 1788 where he attended the common schools and taught for several years. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in South Berwick, Maine.

He was elected as an Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican to the Eighteenth United States Congress and as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses, and served in the U.S. Congress from March 4, 1823, until his death in South Berwick on July 2, 1827. He served as chairman of Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury for the Nineteenth Congress. His interment was in Portland Street Cemetery. His son was the later Maine state legislator and U.S. Congressional Representative, John Holmes Burleigh.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Dane
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st congressional district

March 3, 1823 - July 2, 1827
Succeeded by
Rufus McIntire