Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Findlay, William

Findlay, William (brother of James Findlay and John Findlay), a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pa., June 20, 1768; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; served as brigade inspector in the State militia; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Franklinton, Pa.; member of the State house of representatives 1797 and 1804-1807; State treasurer 1807-1817; Governor of Pennsylvania 1817-1820; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1820; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term commencing March 4, 1821, caused by the failure of the legislature to elect and served from December 10, 1821, to March 3, 1827; was not a candidate for reelection in 1826; Director of the United States Mint from 1827 to 1841, when he resigned on account of illness; died in Harrisburg, Pa., November 12, 1846; interment in Harrisburg Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Findlay, William," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1156 Original Sources, accessed April 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D1C1HLHWFCA3CD8.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Findlay, William." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1156, Original Sources. 22 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D1C1HLHWFCA3CD8.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Findlay, William' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1156. Original Sources, retrieved 22 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D1C1HLHWFCA3CD8.