William Morrison OLIVER, Congress, NY (1792-1863)


OLIVER, William Morrison, a Representative from New York; born in Londonderry, N.H., October 15, 1792; received a limited schooling; moved to Cherry Valley, Otsego County, and thence to Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar about 1812 and commenced practice in Penn Yan; first judge of the court of common pleas for Yates County 1823-1828; member of the State senate 1827-1830; Lieutenant Governor in 1830; again judge of the court of common pleas 1838-1845; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); clerk of the supreme court of New York about 1844; president of the Yates County Bank from the issuance of its charter until 1857; died in Penn Yan, N.Y., July 21, 1863; interment in Lake View Cemetery.

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