William Graham (Indiana politician)

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William Graham
Indiana Territory House of Representatives
In office
1812–1816
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Indiana House of Representatives
In office
1816–1821
Preceded byOffice created
Indiana House of Representatives
In office
1821–1833
ConstituencyJackson County, Indiana
Member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byJohn Carr
Succeeded byJohn Carr
Personal details
BornMarch 16, 1782
At sea
DiedAugust 17, 1858 (aged 76)
Vallonia, Indiana
Political partyWhig

William Graham (March 16, 1782 – August 17, 1858) was a Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives and Congressman from Indiana. Born at sea, Graham settled with his parents in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He attended the public schools. He moved to Vallonia, Indiana, in 1811 and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was elected to serve as member of the Indiana Territory's house of representatives in 1812 and was elected as delegate from Washington County to the State constitutional convention in 1816.[1] He was elected six times as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1816 until 1821, and was speaker of the house during the 1820-1821 session. He was elected and served four terms in the Indiana Senate from 1821 until 1833, representing Jackson County.[2]

Graham was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress. Returning home, he resumed agricultural pursuits until his death near Vallonia, Indiana, August 17, 1858. He was interred in the White Church Cemetery, Vallonia, Indiana.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Funk, p 182
  2. ^ a b Congressional Biography
  • Funk, Arville (1983) [1969]. A Sketchbook of Indiana History. Rochester, Indiana: Christian Book Press.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Carr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd congressional district

1837-1839
Succeeded by
John Carr