HELMICK, William, (1817 - 1888)

HELMICK, William, a Representative from Ohio; born near Canton, Stark County, Ohio, September 6, 1817; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Tuscarawas County in 1851; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; appointed by President Lincoln chief clerk of the Pension Office on May 3, 1861, and served until January 31, 1865; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; appointed justice of the peace by President Hayes in 1877; died in Washington, D.C., March 31, 1888; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.