ASH, Michael Woolston, (1789 - 1858)


ASH, Michael Woolston, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 5, 1789; studied law; was admitted to the bar June 21, 1811, and commenced practice in Philadelphia; served as a first lieutenant and lieutenant colonel in the First Regular Pennsylvania Volunteers during the War of 1812; at the close of the war he went into partnership with James Buchanan, who subsequently was a President of the United States, and continued the practice of his profession in Philadelphia; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); was not a candidate for reelection in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; again engaged in the practice of his profession until his death in Philadelphia, Pa., December 14, 1858; interment in Christ Church Burial Ground, located at Fifth and Arch Streets.