Jonathan Cilley

U.S. Congressperson

1802 – 1838

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Who was Jonathan Cilley?

Jonathan Cilley was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine. He served part of one term in the 25th Congress. He died in office at Bladensburg, Md. as the result of being challenged to fight a duel with Congressman William J. Graves, a colleague from Kentucky. Graves, an experienced marksman, had issued the challenge after Cilley had criticized a newspaper article written by Graves's political ally, New York City editor James W. Webb.

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Born
Jul 2, 1802
Nottingham
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bowdoin College
Lived in
  • New Hampshire
Died
Feb 24, 1838
Bladensburg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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