The Road to Civil War

William P. Cutler

(July 12, 1812 — April 11, 1889) William Parker Cutler, a Representative from Ohio; born in Marietta, Ohio, July 12, 1812; attended the common schools and Ohio University at Athens; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1844-1847, serving as speaker during the last term; trustee of Marietta College 1845-1889; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1850; president of the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad 1850-1860; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); unsuccessful for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits and also engaged in railroad building; died in Marietta, Ohio, April 11, 1889; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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