HABERSHAM, Richard Wylly, (nephew of John Habersham and Joseph Habersham),
a Representative from Georgia; born in Savannah, Ga., in December
1786; attended private schools, and was graduated from Princeton College in
1810; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Savannah,
Ga.; appointed United States attorney and served until 1825, when he resigned;
attorney general of Georgia; moved to Clarksville, Habersham County, in 1835;
elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served
from March 4, 1839, until his death; died in Clarksville, Ga., December 2,
1842; interment in the Old Cemetery.
BibliographyHabersham, Richard Wylly.
Speech of Mr. Habersham, of Georgia: On the Tariff Bills delivered in
the House of Representatives, June 22, 1842. Washington, D. C.: Globe