08/01/1808 - 03/05/1883

WATTS, William Miles, a Representative from Erie County; born, August 1, 1808 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa.; attended, Dickinson College; studied medicine; private, Company C, 9th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861, Civil War); lawyer; elected, District Attorney, Erie County (1837-1839); elected, delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention (1837-1838); elected, delegate and vice president, Democratic National Convention (1837); elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1838-1839 and 1840 terms; appointed, Committee to Inquire into the Organization of the House (1838); elected, delegate, Democratic State Convention (1840, 1841:president, 1844); elected, delegate, Whig State Convention (1851); elected, delegate, Union National State Convention (1856); iron master; engaged, railroad track production, Brazil (1858); engaged, dry goods and farming; died, March 5, 1883 in Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; interred, Old Graveyard, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. 

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