William Brown MACLAY, Congress, NY (1812-1882)


MACLAY, William Brown, a Representative from New York; born in New York City March 20, 1812; received private instruction; was graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1836; associate editor of the New York Quarterly Review in 1836; taught Latin; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1839 and commenced the practice of his profession in New York City; member of the State assembly 1840-1842; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1849); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress; elected to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; died in New York City February 19, 1882; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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