William Matthews

U.S. Congressperson

1755 – 1808

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Who was William Matthews?

William Matthews was an American politician. He was born in Cecil County, Maryland, and was a judge of the Cecil County Court in 1778, 1780, and 1782-1786. He was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1786 to 1789.

He was later elected from the sixth district of Maryland as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress, serving from March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1799. In this position he was both preceded and succeeded by the Democratic-Republican Gabriel Christie. He is interred in his family's graveyard in Cecil County.

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Born
Apr 26, 1755
Nationality
  • United States of America
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Died
1808

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on July 23, 2013

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