: Portrait of William Stanberry, US Congressman from Ohio, CA 1830s Father of Henry Stanberry, Ohio's 1st Attorney General (1866-68).
William Stanberry was born in New Jersey in 1788 and studied law in New York City. He then moved to Newark, Ohio and began practicing law. He was elected to the Ohio Senate in 1824 and 1825 and elected as an Ohio representative to the House of Representatives in 1827 and 1828 (as a Jacksonian candidate) and 1830 (as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate).
His time in congress was surrounded by some controversy. Stanberry made accusations about Sam Houston's involvement with Native Americans. Houston confronted him and beat him with a Hickory cane. In reaction, Stanberry allegedly tried to shoot Houston, but his pistol misfired. Houston was afterwards arrested and found guilty.
After not gaining re-election in 1832, Stanberry resumed his law practice in Newark, where he stayed until his death in 1873. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL07055 Subjects
: United States. Congress. House; Law & legal affairs; Newark (Ohio) Places
: Newark (Ohio); Licking County (Ohio)