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William Armisted Burwell

Member From: 1804 - 1807

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  • Birth Date: March 15, 1780 Birth Place:Boydton, Mecklenburg County
  • Death Date: February 16, 1821
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
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  • Education: College of William & Mary
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  • Additional Info: 1806 - 1807 - The vacancy, created by the election of William A. Burwell to the
    U.S. House of Representatives, was filled by John Callaway.
  • Bio: BURWELL, William Armisted, a Representative from Virginia; born near Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Va., on March 15, 1780; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; moved to Franklin County in 1802; member of the State house of delegates, 1804-1806; private secretary to President Jefferson; elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Christopher Clark; reelected to the Tenth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from December 1, 1806, until his death in Washington, D.C., February 16, 1821; interment in Congressional Cemetery.
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Member, U.S. House of Representatives (Dec 1806-Feb 1821)
    Private secretary to President Thomas Jefferson
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1804-1805 Franklin Democratic-Republican Courts of Justice
Executive Expenditures
Privileges and Elections
1805-1806 Franklin Courts of Justice
1806-1807 Franklin

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