William G. Whiteley

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(7 August, 1819 -- 31 March, 1884) Whiteley was an American lawyer and politician. Born near Newark, Del., Whiteley studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1841. Whiteley served as prothonotary of New Castle County from 1852 to 1856. Whiteley was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4th, 1857 to March 3rd, 1861. After returning to the role of prothonotary of New Castle County from 1862 to 1867, Whiteley served as Mayor of Wilmington, Del. from 1875 to 1878. Whiteley held various public service roles, including associate judge of the Superior court of Delaware from 1884 until his death in 1886. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Delaware Delegation—The Road to Civil War.

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