STRONG, William

1808–1895

Biography

STRONG, William, (cousin of Theron Rudd Strong), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Somers, Conn., May 6, 1808; attended Munson Academy, Massachusetts, and was graduated from Yale College in 1828; taught school in New Haven, Conn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Reading, Pa.; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1851); chairman, Committee on Elections (Thirty-first Congress); did not seek renomination in 1850; associate justice of the supreme court of Pennsylvania 1857-1868; practiced law in Philadelphia, Pa.; appointed as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1870 and served until December 1880, when he retired; resumed the practice of law; died at Lake Minnewassa, N.Y., August 19, 1895; interment in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Pa.

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1874. 1 letter (typed copy).
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Strong, William. The growth and modifications of private civil law. Philadelphia: A.L. Farrand, printer, 1879.

------. Remarks made by Mr. Commissioner Strong in the consultations of the Electoral commission upon the Electoral votes of Florida and Oregon. Washington: J.L. Pearson, printer, 1877.

------. Two lectures upon the relations of civil law to church polity, discipline, and property. New York: Dodd & Mead, [1875].

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