William Wright Southgate

William Wright Southgate (November 27, 1800 in Newport, Kentucky – December 26, 1849 in Covington, Kentucky) was a Kentucky State and United States politician. He was the son of Richard Southgate and Ann Winston Hinde. He married Adaliza Keene of Lexington, Kentucky, on November 7, 1823, and they had 13 children.

William Wright Southgate
A man with bushy, black hair wearing a high-collared white shirt, black jacket, and black tie
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byRichard Mentor Johnson
Succeeded byWilliam O. Butler
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
In office
1827
1832
1836
Personal details
Born(1800-11-27)November 27, 1800
Newport, Kentucky
DiedDecember 26, 1849(1849-12-26) (aged 49)
Covington, Kentucky
Resting placeLinden Grove Cemetery
Political partyWhig
Alma materTransylvania University
ProfessionLawyer
SignatureW. W. Southgate

William Wright was graduated from Transylvania University in Lexington. He moved to Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced practice in Lexington. He was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1827, 1832 and 1836. He was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1839).[1] When he returned to Covington, he purchased the Thomas D. Carneal House (Covington's oldest and most elegant house). In 1840, he added a large wing to accommodate his growing family. He and Adaliza had thirteen children.

Southgate died in Covington on December 26, 1849. Services were held at the Masonic Hall in Covington and burial was in the Southgate vault in Linden Grove Cemetery. The Licking Valley Register (a local newspaper) said Southgate's unexpected death had "cast a gloom over the city such as we have never before witnessed".

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  • United States Congress. "William Wright Southgate (id: S000690)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • William Wright Southgate
  • William Wright Southgate at Rootsweb
  • William Wright Southgate at Find a Grave
  • Allen, William B. (1872). A History of Kentucky: Embracing Gleanings, Reminiscences, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Statistics, and Biographical Sketches of Pioneers, Soldiers, Jurists, Lawyers, Statesmen, Divines, Mechanics, Farmers, Merchants, and Other Leading Men, of All Occupations and Pursuits. Bradley & Gilbert. p. 283. Retrieved November 10, 2008.

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard M. Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 12th congressional district

1839–1843 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
William O. Butler