William HEROD, Congress, IN (1801-1871)


HEROD, William, a Representative from Indiana; born in Bourbon County, Ky., March 31, 1801; completed preparatory studies; studied law and was admitted to the bar in Bracken County, Ky.; later moved to Columbus, Ind.; was admitted to the bar in Bartholomew County in 1825 and began practice in Columbus, Ind.; member of the State house of representatives in 1829, 1830, and 1844; served in the State senate 1831-1834, 1845, and 1846; elected prosecuting attorney of Bartholomew County and served from 1833 until 1837, when he resigned; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George L. Kinnard; reelected to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from January 25, 1837, to March 3, 1839; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Columbus, Ind.; clerk of the circuit court of Bartholomew County in 1853; became a Republican upon the formation of that party; engaged in the practice of law until his death at Columbus, Ind., October 20, 1871; interment in City Cemetery.

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