William F. Aldrich


William F. Aldrich

William Farrington Aldrich (March 11, 1853 - October 30, 1925) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama, brother of Truman Heminway Aldrich and great-great-grandfather of William J. Edwards.

Born in Palmyra, New York, Aldrich attended the public schools of his native city.He moved with his father to New York City in 1865.He attended several schools, and was graduated from Warren's Military Academy in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1873.He moved to Alabama in 1874.He engaged in mining and manufacturing. Built up the town that bears his name.He successfully contested as a Republican the election of Gaston A. Robbins to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from March 13, 1896, to March 3, 1897.He successfully contested the election of Thomas S. Plowman to the Fifty-fifth Congress and served from February 9, 1898, to March 3, 1899.He again successfully contested the election of Gaston A. Robbins to the Fifty-sixth Congress and served from March 8, 1900, to March 3, 1901.He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1900.He was editor, owner, and publisher of the Birmingham (Alabama) Times.He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1904.He engaged in the development of mineral lands until his death in Birmingham, Alabama, October 30, 1925. The remains were cremated and deposited in the family vault in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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