William Burleigh
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William Burleigh
William Burleigh
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st district

March 4, 1823 – July 2, 1827
Joseph Dane
Rufus McIntire
Personal details
BornOctober 24, 1785
South Berwick, Maine, USA
DiedJuly 2, 1827 (aged 41)
South Berwick, Maine, USA
Political partyAdams-Clay Republican; Adams Republican
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer,

William Burleigh (October 24, 1785 - July 2, 1827) was a United States Representative from Maine. He was born in Northwood, New Hampshire, on October 24, 1785. He moved with his parents to Gilmanton, New Hampshire, in 1788 where he attended the common schools and taught for several years. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in South Berwick, Maine.

He was elected as an Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican to the Eighteenth United States Congress and as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses, and served in the U.S. Congress from March 4, 1823, until his death in South Berwick on July 2, 1827. He served as chairman of Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury for the Nineteenth Congress. His interment was in Portland Street Cemetery. His son was the later Maine state legislator and U.S. Congressional Representative, John Holmes Burleigh.

See also


  • United States Congress. "William Burleigh (id: B001109)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Dane
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st congressional district

March 3, 1823 - July 2, 1827
Succeeded by
Rufus McIntire

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