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William Wirt

Birth11/08/1772
 
Occup1817-1829
 
USA Attorney General
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Election1832
 
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Death02/18/1834
 
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William Wirt was born in Bladensburg, November 8, 1772. His father was a native of Switzerland; his mother, of Germany. At the age of eight years he was left an orphan under the care of his uncle. He attended school four years, and when fifteen years old had completed the course of Latin and Greek classics usually taught in the academies. Not having the means of procuring a college education, he taught school for two years. He then commenced the study of law, and at the age of twenty was admitted to practice at Culpeper court, in Virginia, where he became acquainted with Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe. He was clerk of the House of Delegates and chancellor of the Eastern Shore.

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ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

Laura Henrietta 

3 SEP 180317 DEC 1833  VA Thomas Randall 
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Catherine Grattan 

180710 JAN 1853  VA Alexander Randall 
3+

William Cabell 

abt 1807  VA Bettie S. ___ 
4

Elizabeth Gambel 

abt 1809aft 1870  VA Louis M. Goldsborough 
5

Dabney Carr 

03/02/181703/27/1893  VA Julia Augusta Washington 
6+

Henry Grattan 

1 JUN 181826 JUN 1850  VA, Richmond City Elizabeth Payne 
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