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  Dawson, William C.
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NameWilliam C. Dawson
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Greensboro, Georgia , United States
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Born January 04, 1798
DiedMay 05, 1856 (58 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Jan 13, 2015 03:44am
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InfoDAWSON, William Crosby, a Representative and a Senator from Georgia; born in Greensboro, Greene County, Ga., January 4, 1798; attended the common schools; graduated from Franklin College, Athens, Ga., in 1816; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1816 and commenced practice in Greensboro, Ga.; member, State house of representatives; elected as a State Rights candidate to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Coffee; reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from November 7, 1836, to November 13, 1841, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Mileage (Twenty-fifth Congress), Committee on Claims (Twenty-sixth Congress), Committee on Military Affairs (Twenty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Georgia in 1841; judge of the Ocmulgee circuit court 1845; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1849, to March 3, 1855; chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Thirty-second Congress); presided over the Southern convention at Memphis in 1853; died in Greensboro, Ga., on May 5, 1856; interment in Greensboro Cemetery.

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  11/04/1848 GA US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/04/1841 GA Governor Lost 47.11% (-5.78%)
  10/06/1840 GA At Large Won 5.89% (+0.03%)
  12/15/1839 US House Speaker Lost 15.35% (-2.38%)
  10/01/1838 GA At Large Won 5.96% (+0.00%)
  11/07/1836 GA At-Large - Special Election Won 53.03% (+6.05%)
  10/03/1836 GA At Large Won 5.67% (-0.12%)
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  01/04/1841 GA At-Large - Special Election Won 0.00% (-44.85%)
  01/02/1837 GA At-Large - Special Election Won 0.00% (-46.57%)
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