William Helmick

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William Helmick
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1859 March 3, 1861
Preceded by Joseph Burns
Succeeded by Robert H. Nugen
Personal details
Born(1817-09-06)September 6, 1817
Canton, Ohio
DiedMarch 31, 1888(1888-03-31) (aged 70)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Congressional Cemetery
Political party Republican

William Helmick (September 6, 1817 March 31, 1888) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

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Biography

Born near Canton, Ohio, Helmick attended the public schools and later studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in New Philadelphia, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Tuscarawas County in 1851.

Helmick was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress.

He was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as chief clerk of the Pension Office on May 3, 1861, and served until January 31, 1865. He then resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and was later appointed Justice of the Peace by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877.

Death and legacy

He died in Washington, D.C., March 31, 1888, and was interred in the Congressional Cemetery.

The Helmick Covered Bridge is named for him and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sources

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates  public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov .

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Burns
United States Representative from Ohio's 15th congressional district
1859–1861
Succeeded by
Robert H. Nugen

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