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MONTGOMERY, William, lawyer, born in Canton, Pennsylvania, 11 April, 1819; died in Washington, Pennsylvania, 28 April, 1870. He was graduated at Washington college in 1839 and then studied law. In 1842 he was admitted to the bar, and settled in practice in Washington, Pennsylvania He was elected to congress as a Democrat, and served from 7 December, 1857, till 3 March, 1861. He was the author of the proposed Crihenden-Montgomery amendment introduced as a measure of pacification on the slavery question.
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