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Wilkins, William

Born: 1779 AD
Died: 1865 AD, at 85 years of age.

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.


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