William A. Sackett
William A. Sackett
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 27th district
|Preceded by||Esbon Blackmar|
|Succeeded by||John J. Taylor|
William Augustus Sackett
November 18, 1811
Aurelius, New York
|Died||September 6, 1895 (aged 83)|
Saratoga Springs, New York
Sackett studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1834 and commenced practice in Seneca Falls.
He was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853). Sackett spoke frequently against the extension of slavery into United States territories and advocated the immediate admission of California to the Union as a free state.
After leaving Congress he resumed the practice of law in Seneca Falls. He moved to Saratoga Springs in 1857.
Sackett joined the Republican Party at its founding and was appointed a federal Register in Bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Act of 1867. Afterwards, he was usually referred to as Judge Sackett to recognize the nature of his federal position.
He died in Saratoga Springs on September 6, 1895, and was interred in that town's Greenridge Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "William A. Sackett (id: S000007)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-10-19
- William A. Sackett at Find a Grave
- Boston History Company, Our County and Its People: A Descriptive and Biographical Record of Saratoga County, New York, Biography of William A. Sackett, 1899
- New York Times, Obituary, William A. Sackett, September 7, 1895
- New York Times, Death of Col. Sackett, July 21, 1864
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th congressional district
John J. Taylor
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