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Duncan, William G.

Born: 1800-03-02 Louisville, Kentucky

Died: 1875-05-25 Louisville, Kentucky

William Duncan completed preparatory studies and graduated from Yale College in 1821 and studied law. He earned admittance to the bar in 1822 and later started a practice in Louisville. Duncan won election, as a Whig, to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1846, serving alongside Abraham Lincoln from 1847 to 1849. He moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in 1850 where he continued to practice law. He retired from practicing law in 1860 and traveled abroad in Europe and lived in Paris, France for a short period.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1961 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1961), 835; Gravestone, Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY.