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Lawyer

William Yerger, American lawyer. member Mississippi Legislature, circa 1861-1865; member Mississippi Constitutional Convention, 1865.

Background

Yerger, William was born on November 22, 1816 in Lebanon, Tennessee, United States. Son of Edwin Michael and Margaret (Shall) Yerger.

Education

Graduated from the University Nashville, 1833.

Career

Admitted to Tennessee bar. The American Association For Justice Mississippi Supreme Court, 1851-1853. Member Mississippi Legislature, circa 1861-1865.

One of 2 representatives sent to President Andrew Johnson to discuss terms of Mississippi reentry to Union. Member Mississippi Constitutional Convention, 1865.

Membership

Member Mississippi Legislature, circa 1861-1865. Member Mississippi Constitutional Convention, 1865.

Connections

Married Malvina Hogan Rucks, May 23, 1837, 12 children including Mistress.

father:
Edwin Michael Yerger

mother:
Margaret (Shall) Yerger

spouse:
Malvina Hogan Rucks