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date: 21 January 2020

Winder, William Henrylocked

(18 February 1775–24 May 1824)
  • John C. Fredriksen

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Winder, William Henry (18 February 1775–24 May 1824), lawyer and soldier, was born in Somerset County, Maryland, the son of William Winder, a merchant, attorney, and legislator, and Charlotte Henry. He received his primary education at the nearby Washington Academy and went on to study at the University of Pennsylvania. His graduation date cannot be determined, but in 1798 he developed an interest in politics and was elected to the state legislature as a Federalist. The following year he married his cousin, Gertrude Polk; they had one son. In 1802 Winder relocated to Baltimore, where he studied law with his uncle John Henry and then with Judge ...

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