Ward, William Thomas

Life Span
to
Full name
William Thomas Ward
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Slave State
Education
Other
Other Education
St. Mary’s College, KY
Occupation
Politician
Military
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Whig
Government
US House of Representatives
State legislature
Military
US military (Pre-Civil War)
Union Army

William Thomas Ward (Congressional Biographical Dictionary)

Reference
WARD, William Thomas, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Amelia County, Va., August 9, 1808; attended the common schools and St. Mary’s College, near Lebanon, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Greensburg, Ky.; served in the Mexican War as major of the Fourth Kentucky Volunteers in 1847 and 1848; member of the State house of representatives in 1850; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); was not a candidate for renomination in 1852; commissioned brigadier general in the Union Army and served throughout the Civil War; resumed the practice of law in Louisville, Ky., where he died October 12, 1878; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery.
“Ward, William Thomas,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000145.
How to Cite This Page: "Ward, William Thomas," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/6801.