BOND, William Key, (1792 - 1864)


BOND, William Key, a Representative from Ohio; born in St. Mary’s County, Md., October 2, 1792; attended the schools at Litchfield, Conn., where he also studied law at the Litchfield Law School; moved to Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1812; was admitted to the bar in 1813 and commenced practice in Chillicothe; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress; as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1841); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Twenty-sixth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1840; moved to Cincinnati in 1841 and continued the practice of his profession; appointed surveyor of the port of Cincinnati by President Fillmore May 2, 1849, and served until September 28, 1853; became interested in the development of railroads in the west; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 17, 1864; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.