William Henry Brockenbrough

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William Henry Brockenbrough
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's at-large district
In office
January 24, 1846 – March 3, 1847
Preceded byEdward Carrington Cabell
Succeeded byEdward Carrington Cabell
Member of the Florida Senate
In office
1840–1844
Member of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida from Mosquito County
In office
1837–1842
Preceded byCharles Downing
Succeeded byWilliam H. Williams
Personal details
Born(1812-02-23)February 23, 1812
Virginia
DiedJanuary 28, 1850(1850-01-28) (aged 37)
Tallahassee, Florida
Resting placeEpiscopal Cemetery
Political partyWhig, Democratic

William Henry Brockenbrough (February 23, 1812 – January 28, 1850) was a US Representative from Florida from 1846 to 1847, and a United States District Attorney from 1841 to 1843.[1] He served in the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida representing Mosquito County in 1838, 1841, and in 1842 as its president.

Born in Virginia, Brockenbrough studied law, was admitted to the bar and settled in Tallahassee, Florida. In 1837 he became a member of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida sitting as president in 1842. He became a United States district attorney 1841–1843; upon the admission of Florida as a State into the Union successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Edward C. Cabell to the Twenty-ninth United States Congress and served from January 24, 1846, to March 3, 1847; died in Tallahassee, Florida, interred in Episcopal Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The People of Florida Lawmaking


  • United States Congress. "William Henry Brockenbrough (id: B000852)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's at-large congressional district

1846 – 1847
Succeeded by