Terry, William

Life Span
to
Full name
William Terry
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
7
Family
Emma Wigginton (wife)
Education
University of Virginia
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Educator
Journalist
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
US House of Representatives
Military
Confederate Army

William Terry (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
TERRY, William, a Representative from Virginia; born in Amherst County, Va., August 14, 1824; attended an “old field school” in Amherst County; was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1848; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Wytheville, Va.; engaged in newspaper work; served in the Confederate Army as a lieutenant in the Fourth Regiment, Virginia Infantry; promoted to major in 1862, colonel in February 1864, and commissioned brigadier general May 20, 1864; resumed the practice of law in Wytheville; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1872; elected to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1876; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880; resumed the practice of law; drowned while trying to ford Reed Creek, near Wytheville, Va., September 5, 1888; interment in East End Cemetery, Wytheville, Va.
"Terry, William," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=T000136.
How to Cite This Page: "Terry, William," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/6692.