Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Dayton, William Lewis

Dayton, William Lewis, a Senator from New Jersey; born in Basking Ridge, Somerset County, N.J., February 17, 1807; attended Trenton (N.J.) Academy, and was graduated from Princeton College in 1825; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced practice in Freehold, N.J.; member of the State council in 1837 and 1838; associate judge of the State supreme court from February 28, 1838, to November 1, 1841, when he resigned; appointed and subsequently elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel L. Southard; reelected in 1845 and served from July 2, 1842, to March 3, 1851; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; resumed the practice of law; nominated in 1856 by the Republican Party as its candidate for Vice President on theticket with John C. Frémont; attorney general of New Jersey 1857-1861; appointed Minister to France on March 18, 1861, and served until his death in Paris, December 1, 1864; interment in Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, N.J.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Dayton, William Lewis," 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.1067 1068. Original Sources, accessed January 22, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PWMLVEJ6TYR8RNP.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Dayton, William Lewis." 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.1067, page 1068. Original Sources. 22 Jan. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PWMLVEJ6TYR8RNP.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Dayton, William Lewis' 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.1067, pp.1068. Original Sources, retrieved 22 January 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PWMLVEJ6TYR8RNP.