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Michael Woolston Ash
was a Jacksonian member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a U.S. state that is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The state borders Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and Ontario, Canada, to the north, and New Jersey to...
Michael W. Ash was born in Philadelphia. He studied law, was admitted to the bar June 21, 1811, and commenced practice in Philadelphia. He served as a first lieutenant and lieutenant colonel in the First Regular Pennsylvania Volunteers during the War of 1812
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. At the close of the war he went into partnership with James Buchanan
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, future President of the United States
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, and continued the practice of his profession in Philadelphia.
Ash was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth
-House of Representatives:During this congress one House seat was added for each of the new states of Arkansas and Michigan.-Leadership:- Senate :* President: Martin Van Buren * President pro tempore: William R. King - House of Representatives :...
Congress. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1836
The U.S. House election, 1836 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1836.Although Democrat Martin Van Buren was elected president, the Democrats continued to lose seats in the House...
to the Twenty-fifth
-House of Representatives:-Leadership:- Senate :* President: Richard Mentor Johnson * President pro tempore: William R. King - House of Representatives :* Speaker: James K. Polk -Members:This list is arranged by chamber, then by state...
Congress. He practiced law until his death in Philadelphia in 1858. Interment in Christ Church Burial Ground, located at Fifth and Arch Streets.