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William Wall (March 20, 1800 - April 20, 1872) was a U.S. Representative from New York during the American Civil War.


Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wall received a limited schooling. Learned the trade of ropemaking and worked as a journeyman. He became a manufacturer of rope. He moved to Kings County, Long Island, New York, in 1822. Trustee, commissioner of highways, supervisor, member of the board of finance, and commissioner of waterworks of Williamsburg (now a part of New York City). He served as mayor of Williamsburg in 1853. He was one of the incorporators and for a number of years president of the Williamsburg Savings Bank. He was also one of the founders of the Williamsburg City Bank (later the First National Bank) and of the Williamsburg Dispensary.

Wall was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1862. He served as delegate to the Loyalist Convention at Philadelphia in 1866. He died in Brooklyn, New York, April 20, 1872 and was interred in Greenwood Cemetery.


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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York

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