MONTGOMERY, William, Congress, PA (1818-1870)


MONTGOMERY, William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Canton Township, Washington County, Pa., April 11, 1818; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Washington (now Washington and Jefferson) College, Washington, Pa., in 1839; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Washington, Pa.; district attorney in 1845; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1866 to the Fortieth Congress; died in Washington, Pa., April 28, 1870; interment in Washington Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present