William Matthews (politician)

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William Matthews (April 26, 1755 – c. 1808) was an American politician. He was born in Cecil County, Maryland, and was a judge of the Cecil County Court in 1778, 1780, and 1782-1786. He was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1786 to 1789.

He was later elected from the sixth district of Maryland as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress, serving from March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1799. In this position he was both preceded and succeeded by the Democratic-Republican Gabriel Christie. He is interred in his family's graveyard in Cecil County.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gabriel Christie
Representative of the 6th Congressional District of Maryland
Succeeded by
Gabriel Christie