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William Edward Dorsheimer

William Edward Dorsheimer, American lawyer, journalist, congressman. member Liberal Republican Convention, Cincinnati, 1872; member United States House of Representatives from New York, 48th Congress, 1883-1885.

Background

  • Dorsheimer, William Edward was born on February 5, 1832 in Lyons, New York, United States. Son of Philip and Sarah Dorsheimer.

  • Education

    • Attended Harvard, 1849-1851, A.M. (honorary), 1859.

    Career

    • Admitted to New York bar, 1854. United States district attorney for Northern New York, 1867-1871. Member Liberal Republican Convention, Cincinnati, 1872.

      Lieutenant governor New York, 1874-1880. Practiced law, New York City, 1879-1885. Member United States House of Representatives from New York, 48th Congress, 1883-1885, member joint commission to arrange celebration upon completion Washington Monument.

      United States district attorney for Southern New York, 1885. Editor New York Star, 1885. A founder Buffalo (New York) History Society, Buffalo Academy Fine Arts.

    Membership

    Member Liberal Republican Convention, Cincinnati, 1872. Member United States House of Representatives from New York, 48th Congress, 1883-1885.

    Connections

    • Married Isabella Patchen.
    • father: Philip Dorsheimer
    • mother: Sarah Dorsheimer
    • spouse: Isabella Patchen.
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    Born February 5, 1832
    Died March 26, 1888
    (aged 56)
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