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William Montgomery (April 11, 1818 – April 28, 1870) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

William Montgomery was born in Canton Township, Pennsylvania. He pursued classical studies and was graduated from Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson College) in Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1839. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Washington. He served as district attorney in 1845. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1854.

Montgomery was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1860. He was a delegate to the 1860 Democratic National Convention. He resumed the practice of law. He was again an unsuccessful candidate for election to Congress in 1866. He died in Washington in 1870. Interment in Washington Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jonathan Knight
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district

1857 - 1861
Succeeded by
Jesse Lazear


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