- William Hayden English
name=William Hayden English
March 4, 1853– March 3, 1861
Cyrus L. Dunham
James A. Cravens
date of birth=
August 27, 1822
place of birth=
Lexington, Indiana, USA
date of death=
February 7, 1896
place of death=
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
William Hayden English (
August 27, 1822– February 7, 1896) was an American politician.
Lexington, Indiana, he pursued classical studies at Hanover Collegeand then studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice at Lexington.
He was the principal clerk of the
Indiana House of Representativesin 1843; a clerk in the United States Treasury Departmentat Washington, D.C.from to 1844 to 1848.
He was secretary of the Indiana state constitutional convention in 1850. He served in the Indiana House in 1851 and 1852, including a stint as
Speaker of the House.
He was elected as a Democrat to Congress in 1853 and served four terms, through 1861. He was chairman of the
U.S. House Committee on Post Office and Post Roadsduring the 35th Congress, and was a close associate of powerful Indiana Democratic Senator Jesse D. Bright, noted for his pro-southern views. English served as a Regent of the Smithsonian Institutionwhile in Congress. The English Billis named for him.
He moved to
Indianapolis, Indianaat the end of his congressional term. In 1880, he was the unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket in the U.S. presidential election, 1880running with Winfield Scott Hancockand only losing by 1,898 popular votes and 54 electoral votes: 214 to 155.
English was the author of several books; died at his home in Indianapolis on February 7, 1896 and is interred in
Crown Hill Cemetery. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, and an organizational marker was added to his grave in 2007. [Clarence A Cook SAR Newsletters, [http://cook.inssar.org/cooknews2006v2.pdf Winter 2007] and [http://cook.inssar.org/cooknews%202007%20Summer.pdf Summer 2007] ] English, Indiana, the county seat of Crawford County, is named after him. Identical statues of English stand in front of the Scott County Courthouse in Scottsburg and at the Crawford County Fairgrounds in English.
William Eastin Englishwas also a congressman. His grandson was the noted socialist William English Walling.
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