William Medill

NAME: William Medill

BORN: 1802


(born, New Castle County, Delaware)
moved...Lancaster, Ohio (Farfield County)

EDUCATION: graduated, Newark Academy (currently, University of Delaware), 1825

GOVERNORSHIP: 22nd governor, 1853 - 1856 acting governor, followed by one term)

DIED: September 2, 1865


Medill was a lawyer by training.

Medill served in the Ohio General Assembly from 1835 to 1838. He was elected to two terms in the U.S. House of Representives, 1838 - 1842.

Medill served as Commissioner of Indian Affairs during the Polk administration.

He served as acting governor after the resignation of Reuben Wood and was elected governor for the 1854 - 1856 term.

Medill never married.