WADSWORTH, William Henry, (1821 - 1893)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

WADSWORTH, William Henry, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., July 4, 1821; attended town and county private schools; was graduated from Augusta College, Bracken County, Ky., in 1841; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1844 and commenced practice in Maysville, Ky.; member of the State senate 1853-1856; presidential elector on the Constitutional Union ticket in 1860; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1865); was not a candidate for renomination in 1864; during the Civil War served as aide to General Nelson, with the rank of colonel, at the Battle of Ivy Mountain; appointed United States commissioner to Mexico, under the treaty of Washington for the adjustment of claims, by President Grant in 1869; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); was not a candidate for renomination in 1886; resumed the practice of law; died in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., April 2, 1893; interment in Maysville Cemetery.