Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Paine, William Wiseham

Paine, William Wiseham, a Representative from Georgia; born in Richmond, Va., on October 10, 1817; moved with his parents to Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., in 1827; attended school in Mount Zion, Ga.; served in the Seminole Indian War in 1836; studied law in Washington, Wilkes County, Ga., and was admitted to the bar in 1838; moved to Telfair, Ga., in 1840 and commenced the practice of law; member of the State constitutional convention in 1850; served as private secretary to Gov. Howell Cobb in 1851 and 1852; served in the State senate 1857-1860; entered the Confederate Army and served as captain in the First Georgia Regiment throughout the Civil War; moved to Savannah, Ga., at the close of the Civil War and continued the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the House declaring Joseph W. Cliff not entitled to the seat, and served from December 22, 1870, to March 3, 1871; member of the State house of representatives 1877-1879; curator of the Georgia Historical Society; died in Savannah, Ga., August 5, 1882; interment in Bonaventure Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Paine, William Wiseham," 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.1647 Original Sources, accessed September 30, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LISNXF549ZU7UMY.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Paine, William Wiseham." 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.1647, Original Sources. 30 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LISNXF549ZU7UMY.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Paine, William Wiseham' 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.1647. Original Sources, retrieved 30 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LISNXF549ZU7UMY.