Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Duval, William Pope

Duval, William Pope, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Mount Comfort, near Richmond, Va., in 1784; completed preparatory studies; moved to Kentucky; studied law; was admitted to the bar about 1804 and practiced; during the Indian hostilities of 1812 commanded a company of mounted Volunteers; elected as a Democrat to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); resumed the practice of law in Bardstown, Ky.; appointed on May 18, 1821, United States judge, east Florida district; Governor of the Territory of Florida under Presidents Monroe, Adams, and Jackson, serving from April 17, 1822, to 1834; appointed on November 4, 1841, law agent in Florida; moved to Texas in 1848; was the original of "Ralph Ringwood" of Washington Irving and "Nimrod Wildfire" of James K. Paulding; died in Washington, D.C., March 19, 1854; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Duval, William Pope," 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.1111 Original Sources, accessed February 4, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8EQTEWHT4LZ9YP9.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Duval, William Pope." 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.1111, Original Sources. 4 Feb. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8EQTEWHT4LZ9YP9.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Duval, William Pope' 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.1111. Original Sources, retrieved 4 February 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8EQTEWHT4LZ9YP9.