William W. Welch

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William Wickham Welch[1]
Member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th congressional district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Preceded by Origen S. Seymour
Succeeded by William D. Bishop
Member of the Connecticut Senate from the 17th district[2]
In office
1851 –  [3]
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
In office
1848 – 1850[3]
In office
1869 –  [3]
In office
1881 –  [3]
Personal details
Born (1818-12-10)December 10, 1818[2]
Norfolk, Connecticut[2]
Died July 30, 1892(1892-07-30) (aged 73)[3]
Norfolk, Connecticut
Resting place Center Cemetery[1]
Political party American Party[3]
Spouse(s) Emeline Collins(m. November 7, 1845),[2] Emily Sedgwick (May 22, 1866)[2]
Alma mater Yale College (medicine, 1839)[3]
Occupation physician

William Wickham Welch (December 10, 1818 - July 30, 1892) was an American Party member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th congressional district from 1855 to 1857.

Early life[edit]

Born in Norfolk, Connecticut, Welch studied medicine. He was the son of Dr. Benjamin Welch[2] and Elizabeth Loveland Welch.[3] He was graduated from the medical department of Yale College in 1839 and commenced practice in Norfolk.

Political career[edit]

He served as member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1848 to 1850. He served in the Connecticut Senate in 1851 and 1852.

Welch served as a member of the Thirty-fourth Congress from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1857. After his term, he resumed the practice of his profession.

He was again a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1869 and 1881.

He died in Norfolk, Connecticut, July 30, 1892. He was interred in Center Cemetery.[1]

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References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Preceded by
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Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
1848–1850, 1869 and 1881
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Member of the Connecticut Senate
1851 – 1852
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Origen S. Seymour
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Succeeded by
William D. Bishop