William Addams

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William Addams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
Preceded by Daniel Udree, Henry Wilson
Succeeded by Henry A. P. Muhlenberg, Joseph Fry, Jr.
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1777-04-11)April 11, 1777
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Died May 30, 1858(1858-05-30) (aged 81)
Political party Democratic

William Addams (April 11, 1777 – May 30, 1858) was a Pennsylvania State Representative and United States Congressman. He was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1777.

He moved to Berks County, Pennsylvania near Reading, and served as auditor there in 1813 and 1814. He then served on the Berks County commission from 1814 through 1817. In 1822, he was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, serving in that body through 1824. In 1825, he won election to the United States Congress as a Democrat, where he served through 1829. Upon leaving the Congress, he served on the commission for the Deaf and Blind Institution for the states of New York and Ohio. He also served as an associate judge of Berks County from 1839 through 1842, and as a captain in the Reading City Troop. Outside of government, he worked pursuing farm interests. He died in Spring Township, Pennsylvania, in 1858, and is buried in St. John's Church Cemetery, in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Daniel Udree
Henry Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district

1825–1826 alongside: Henry Wilson
1826–1827 alongside: Jacob Krebs
1827–1829 alongside: Joseph Fry, Jr.
Succeeded by
Henry A. P. Muhlenberg
Joseph Fry, Jr.