|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th district
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
|Preceded by||Joseph Burns|
|Succeeded by||Robert H. Nugen|
September 6, 1817|
|Died||March 31, 1888
|Resting place||Congressional Cemetery|
Born near Canton, Ohio, Helmick attended the public schools and later studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in New Philadelphia, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Tuscarawas County in 1851.
He was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as chief clerk of the Pension Office on May 3, 1861, and served until January 31, 1865. He then resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and was later appointed Justice of the Peace by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877.
He died in Washington, D.C., March 31, 1888, and was interred in the Congressional Cemetery.
- William Helmick at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- William Helmick at Find a Grave
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