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  Wirt, William
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NameWilliam Wirt
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, Maryland , United States
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Born November 08, 1772
DiedFebruary 18, 1834 (61 years)
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InfoWilliam Wirt, born November 8, 1772, died February 18, 1834, was a lawyer, statesman and author. A prominent lawyer of the early republic, Wirt was United States Attorney General for twelve years (1817-1829). In the course of his career, Wirt argued 174 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is remembered as the author of the passage beginning "Who is Blenerhasset," delivered by him in the Burr trial.

The early years of the Nineteenth Century established Wirt's literary reputation. In 1803 he published "Letters of a British Spy", in 1804 essays contributed to the Richmond Enquirer were included in "The Rainbow", and in 1811 further essays were included in "The Old Bachelor", one of those contributions, "The Blind Preacher", achieving some popular fame.

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FAMILY
Wife Mildred Gilmore Wirt 00, 1795- 00, 1799
Wife Elizabeth Washington Gamble Wirt Sep 07, 1802-Feb 18, 1834
Son William C. Wirt, Jr. 0000-
Daughter Laura Henrietta Wirt Randall 1803-1833
Son Robert Gamble Wirt 1805-1824
Daughter Emily Wirt 1806-1806
Daughter Betsy Wirt 1806-1806
Daughter Elizabeth Gamble Wirt Goldsborough 1807-
Daughter Catharine Gratten Wirt Randall 1807-
Daughter Rosa Ellen Wirt 1810-1849
Daughter Ellen Tazewell Wirt Vass McCormick 1812-1842
Son Dabney Carr Wirt 1814-
Daughter Agnes C. Wirt 1815-1831
Son Henry Gratten Wirt 1818-1850

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  12/05/1832 US President Lost 2.45% (-74.13%)
  11/21/1832 US President National Vote Lost 7.78% (-46.45%)
  11/21/1832 RI US President Lost 14.25% (-35.71%)
  11/13/1832 VT US President Won 40.54% (+6.03%)
  11/07/1832 VA US President Lost 0.03% (-75.01%)
  11/06/1832 NJ US President Lost 0.98% (-48.91%)
  11/05/1832 IL US President Lost 0.45% (-67.56%)
  11/05/1832 ME US President Lost 1.36% (-53.31%)
  11/05/1832 MA US President Lost 21.73% (-25.54%)
  11/03/1832 CT US President Lost 10.38% (-44.91%)
  11/02/1832 OH US President Lost 0.32% (-51.00%)
  11/01/1832 IN US President Lost 0.05% (-55.33%)
  09/28/1831 US President - AM Convention Won 99.08% (+98.17%)
  11/13/1817 US Attorney General Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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