William Winter Payne

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William Winter Payne
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847
Preceded by Dixon Hall Lewis
Succeeded by Samuel Williams Inge
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Preceded by District inactive
Succeeded by District inactive
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
In office
1831
1834-1838
1840
Personal details
Born William Winter Payne
(1807-01-02)January 2, 1807
Warrenton, Virginia
Died September 2, 1874(1874-09-02) (aged 67)
Warrenton, Virginia
Political party Democratic

William Winter Payne (January 2, 1807 – September 2, 1874) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.

Born at "Granville," near Warrenton, Virginia, Payne completed preparatory studies. He studied law but never practiced. He moved to Franklin County, Alabama, in 1825 and engaged in planting. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1831. He moved to Sumter County, Alabama. He was again a member of the State house of representatives 1834-1838 and in 1840. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the State senate in 1839.

Payne was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh, Twenty-eighth, and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1847). He served as chairman of the Committee on Elections (Twenty-eighth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress. He returned to Virginia in 1847 and engaged in planting near Warrenton. He served as chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1859. He died in Warrenton, Virginia, September 2, 1874. He was interred in the City Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
District inactive
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by
Dixon Hall Lewis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847
Succeeded by
Samuel Williams Inge