William Lamb Edit Profile
Graduate William and Mary College, B.P., Bachelor of Laws, 1855. Doctor of Laws, St. Lawrence University, 1899.
Editor Daily Southern Argus, 1856-1861. Member National Democratic Convention, 1856. Presidential elector, 1860 on Breckenridge ticket.
Captain Woodis Rifles, military company of Norfolk, Virginia, for several years before war. With his company joined Virginia troops April 1861. Served in Confederate army, captain to colonel.
Had charge defenses at New Inlet on Cape Fear. Built and had command Fort Fisher until its fall, January 15, 1865. Was wounded and walked on crutches seven years After war in shipping business in Norfolk, leader in building up foreign trade of city.
Member National Democratic Convention, 1876. Joined readjusters, 1879. Hancock elector, 1880.
Headed Harrison and Morton electoral ticket, 1888. Chairman Republican State Committee, 1895-1897. Delegate Republican National Convention, 1896.
Consul for Germany, v.-consul for Sweden at Norfolk. Mayor Norfolk, Virginia, 1880-1886. President Lower Norfolk Coke & Gas Corporation Address: Norfolk, Va.
Member National Dem; member National Dem.
Married Sarah Chaffee, 1857.