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Wilkins, William

Born: 1779 AD
Died: 1865 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Representative, Senator

1779 – Born on December 20th in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. A Senator and a Representative from Pennsylvania.

1801 – He attended Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Studied law, admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1810 – Assisted in organizing the Pittsburgh Manufacturing Company.

         – The first president of the Bank of Pittsburgh.

1816 – He was the president of the common council.

1820 – A member of the State house of representatives.

1821 – Appointed as the judge of the fifth judicial district of Pennsylvania.

1824 – The judge of the United States District Court for western Pennsylvania.

1831 – Was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-first Congress, but resigned before qualifying; elected as a Jacksonian to the United States Senate.

1834 – Was appointed as the United States Minister to Russia.

1843 – Was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress.

1844 – Appointed Secretary of War by President John Tyler.

1855 – He was a member of the State Senate.

1862 – Was the major general of the Pennsylvania Home Guards.

1865 – He died in Homewood, near Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania on June 23rd.