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William Hayden English
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Birth Date:August 27, 1822
Astrology Sign:Virgo
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Died Date:February 7, 1896

Occupation:US Politician

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William Hayden English

Biography:William Hayden English (August 27, 1822-February 7, 1896) was an American politician.

Born in Lexington, Indiana, he pursued classical studies at Hanover College and then studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice at Lexington.

He was the principal clerk of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1843; a clerk in the United States Treasury Department at Washington, D.C. from to 1844 to 1848.

He was secretary of the Indiana state constitutional convention in 1850. He served in the Indiana House in 1851 and 1852, including a stint as Speaker of the House.

He elected as a Democrat to Congress in 1853 and served four terms, through 1861. He was chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Post Office and Post Roads during the 35th Congress, and was a close associate of powerful Indiana Democratic Senator Jesse D. Bright, noted for his pro-southern views. English served as a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution while in Congress. The English Bill is named for him.

He moved to Indianapolis, Indiana at the end of his congressional term; unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket in the U.S. presidential election, 1880.

English was the author of several books; died at his home in Indianapolis in 1896 and is interred in Crown Hill Cemetery. English, Indiana, in Crawford County, is named after him.

His son William Eastin English was also a Congressman.

Preceded by: Thomas A. Hendricks Democratic Party Vice Presidential candidate 1880 (lost) Succeeded by: Thomas A. Hendricks United States Democratic Party Vice Presidential Nominees Calhoun • Van Buren • R Johnson • Dallas • Butler • King • Breckinridge • H Johnson/Lane(SD), Pendleton • Blair • Brown • Hendricks • English • Hendricks • Thurman • Stevenson • Sewall • Stevenson • Davis • Kern • Marshall • Roosevelt • Bryan • Robinson • Garner • Wallace • Truman • Barkley • Sparkman • Kefauver • L Johnson • Humphrey • Muskie • Eagleton/Shriver • Mondale • Ferraro • Bentsen • Gore • Lieberman • Edwards This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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William Hayden English's Personality Tarot Card The Hanged Man - Personality Card

Birthday: August 27, 1822

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

William Hayden English's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: August 27, 1822

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

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William Hayden English's Growth Tarot Card The Hermit

Birthday: August 27, 2017

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.




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