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  Wilmot, David
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NameDavid Wilmot
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Towanda, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born January 20, 1814
DiedMarch 16, 1868 (54 years)
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Infoa Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Bethany, Pa., January 20, 1814; completed preparatory studies in the academy at Aurora, N.Y.; studied law; admitted to the bar of Bradford County, Pa., in 1834 and commenced practice in Towanda, Bradford County, Pa.; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1851); was not a candidate for renomination in 1850; was the author of the �Wilmot Proviso� relative to slavery in newly annexed territory; took a leading part in the founding of the Republican Party in 1854; presiding judge of the thirteenth judicial district 1851-1861; unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania in 1857; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Simon Cameron and served from March 14, 1861, to March 3, 1863; was not a candidate for reelection in 1862; member of the peace convention of 1861, held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; appointed by President Abraham Lincoln a judge of the United States Court of Claims in 1863 and served until his death in Towanda, Pa., March 16, 1868; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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  03/14/1861 PA US Senate - Special Election Won 72.18% (+46.62%)
  02/01/1861 Washington Peace Convention - Delegate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1857 PA Governor Lost 40.24% (-11.76%)
  06/19/1856 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 5.32% (-59.41%)
  01/14/1851 PA US Senate Lost 0.75% (-56.39%)
  12/22/1849 US House Speaker Lost 1.04% (-9.68%)
  10/10/1848 PA District 12 Won 60.06% (+26.56%)
  10/13/1846 PA - District 12 Won 53.19% (+7.10%)
  10/08/1844 PA - District 12 Won 60.81% (+22.60%)
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