STANBERY, William

1788–1873

Biography

STANBERY, William, a Representative from Ohio; born in Essex County, N.J., August 10, 1788; received an academic education; studied law in New York City and was admitted to the bar; moved to Ohio in 1809; settled in Newark, Licking County, and practiced law; member of the Ohio state senate, 1824-1825; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Wilson; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress (October 9, 1827-March 3, 1833); censured by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 11, 1832, for use of unparliamentary language; unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the Twenty-third Congress in 1832; resumed the practice of law; died in Newark, Ohio, January 23, 1873; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Busfield, Roger M., Jr. "The Hermitage Walking Stick: First Challenge to Congressional Immunity." Tennessee Historical Quarterly 21 (June 1962): 122-30.

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