DAMRELL, William Shapleigh, (1809 - 1860)


DAMRELL, William Shapleigh, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Portsmouth, N.H., November 29, 1809; attended the public schools; learned the art of printing and became the proprietor of a large printing establishment in Boston; elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); suffered a paralytic stroke before the expiration of his term; was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; resumed business activities; died in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., May 17, 1860; interment in Forest Hills Cemetery.