Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I331651
  • Name: William HENDRICKS
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 12 NOV 1782 in Westmoreland Co., PA
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana BET 11 DEC 1816 AND 25 JUL 1822
  • Event: Elected Governor of Indiana BET 5 DEC 1822 AND 14 FEB 1825
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Indiana BET 4 MAR 1825 AND 3 MAR 1837
  • Death: 16 MAY 1850 in Madison, Jefferson Co., IN
  • Event: Pic Gov. William Hendricks
  • Title: Gov.
  • Note:
    HENDRICKS, William, (uncle of Thomas Andrews Hendricks), a Representative and a Senator from Indiana; born in Ligonier Valley, Westmoreland County, Pa., November 12, 1782; attended the common schools and graduated from Jefferson College (later Washington and Jefferson College), Washington, Pa., in 1810; taught school 1810-1812; studied law in Cincinnati, Ohio; admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Madison, Indiana Territory, in 1813; became a printer and owner of the second printing press set up in the Territory; proprietor of the Western Eagle; elected to the territorial legislature in 1813 and 1814, and was chosen speaker of the Assembly in 1814; territorial printer; secretary of the first State constitutional convention in 1816; upon the admission of Indiana as a State into the Union was elected to the Fourteenth Congress; reelected to the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Congresses and served from December 11, 1816, until his resignation July 25, 1822, to become Governor; Governor of Indiana 1822-1825, when he resigned to become a Senator; elected to the United States Senate in 1824; reelected in 1830 and served from March 4, 1825, to March 3, 1837; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1836; chairman, Committee on Roads and Canals (Twenty-first through Twenty-fourth Congresses); resumed the practice of law in Madison, Ind.; trustee of Indiana University at Bloomington 1829-1840; died in Madison, Ind., May 16, 1850; interment in Fairmount Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Abraham HENDRICKS b: 4 NOV 1750 in Westmoreland Co., PA
    Mother: Ann JAMISON b: 4 JAN 1753 in Pennsylvania

    Marriage 1 Ann Parker PAUL b: MAR 1779 in Hardin Co., KY
    • Married: MAY 1816
    1. Has No Children William HENDRICKS , Jr. b: 7 JAN 1809 in Westmoreland Co., PA
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