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Lawyer

William Paine Sheffield, American lawyer. Member Rhode Island Constitutional Convs., 1841, 1842; member Rhode Island legislature; member of Congress, 1861-1863.

Background

Sheffield, William Paine was born on August 30, 1819 in on Block Island, Rhode Island, United States. Son of George Gardner and Eliza (Paine) Sheffield.

Education

Academic education; studied law at Harvard (Doctor of Laws, Brown, 1868). Admitted to bar, 1844. Began practice in Massachusetts.

Career

Samuel Sanford, Boston, 1847. Author of numerous history monographs.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of numerous history monographs.

Membership

Member Rhode Island Constitutional Convs., 1841, 1842. Member Rhode Island legislature. Member of Congress, 1861-1863.

Connections

Married Lilias White, d.

father:
George Gardner Sheffield

mother:
Eliza (Paine) Sheffield

spouse:
Lilias White