Richard Wylly HABERSHAM, Congress, GA (1786-1842)


HABERSHAM, Richard Wylly, (nephew of John Habersham and Joseph Habersham), a Representative from Georgia; born in Savannah, Ga., in December 1786; attended private schools, and was graduated from Princeton College in 1810; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Savannah, Ga.; appointed United States attorney and served until 1825, when he resigned; attorney general of Georgia; moved to Clarksville, Habersham County, in 1835; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1839, until his death; died in Clarksville, Ga., December 2, 1842; interment in the Old Cemetery.


Habersham, Richard Wylly. Speech of Mr. Habersham, of Georgia: On the Tariff Bills delivered in the House of Representatives, June 22, 1842. Washington, D. C.: Globe Office, 1842.

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