William C. McCauslen

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William Cochran McCauslen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded by John Hastings
Succeeded by George Fries
Personal details
Born 1796
Steubenville, Northwest Territory
Died March 13, 1863
Steubenville, Ohio
Resting place Union Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1846-1847
Battles/wars Mexican-American War

William Cochran McCauslen (1796 - March 13, 1863) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

McCauslen was born near Steubenville, Ohio, and attended the public schools. After he studied law, he was admitted to the bar and practiced in Steubenville. He was a law partner of Secretary of War Stanton. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1829, 1830, 1832, and 1833. He owned and edited a Democratic newspaper in Steubenville.

McCauslen was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845).

McCauslen was commissioned on August 31, 1846, during the Mexican War as a captain and commissary of subsistence of the Third Regiment, Ohio Infantry. He was honorably discharged June 24, 1847. He died in Steubenville, Ohio, March 13, 1863 and was interred in Union Cemetery.

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