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William Edward Dorsheimer

lawyer , journalist , congressman

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.