Dayton, William Lewis

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Born: Feb 17, 1807 AD
Died: 1864 AD, at 57 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Senator


1807 - Born on the 17th of February in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.A.

1825 - He graduated in College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).

1837 - He was elected in New Jersey Senate.

1838 - He became associate judge of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

1842 - On the 2nd of July, he was appointed to the United States Senate.

1845 - He was re-elected in New Jersey Legislature as a Whig (a Political Party in New Jersey).

1856 - He was selected by the nascent Republican Party as their first nominee for Vice-President of the

             United States in the U.S. Presidential election but he was unsuccessful.

1861 - He served as a New Jersey Attorney General.

          - He was appointed by President Lincoln (16th President of the United States) as a Minister of France.

1864 - He died on the 1st of December in Paris.

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