William M. McCarty
McCarty served as member of the State senate in 1823. After moving to Florida, he was prominently identified with the administration of the newly acquired territory and, in 1826, was appointed by President John Quincy Adams as secretary of the Territory of Florida, following the resignation of George Walton. He also served as Governor of the Territory for a short time in 1827.
Returning to Virginia in 1830, McCarty practiced Law in Loudoun County and was, again, a member of the State Senate during 1830-1839. Mccarty was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles F. Mercer, and served from January 25, 1840 to March 4, 1841.
In 1852, McCarty returned to his home state, moving to Richmond, Virginia, where he died December 20, 1863. He was interred in Shockoe Hill Cemetery.
- Copeland & McMaster The Five George Masons, by Pamela C. Copeland and Richard K. McMaster; University of Virginia Press; USA; 2016.
- United States Congress. "William M. McCarty (id: M000322)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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Charles F. Mercer
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 14th congressional district
January 25, 1840 – March 3, 1841