WASHINGTON, William Henry, (1813 - 1860)


WASHINGTON, William Henry, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C., February 7, 1813; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in New Bern, Craven County, N.C.; was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1842; served in the State house of commons in 1843 and 1846; member of the State senate in 1848, 1850, and 1852; resumed the practice of law; died in New Bern, N.C., August 12, 1860; interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery.