Washington Territory Delegation


Members (2):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Isaac I. Stevens Visualize (March 25, 1818 — September 1, 1862) Isaac Ingalls Stevens, (cousin of Charles Abbot Stevens, cousin of Moses Tyler Stevens), a Delegate from the Territory of Washington; born in North Andover (then a part of Andover), Essex County, Mass., March 25, 1818; attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and was graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1839; entered the Corps of Engineers and served on the staff of General Scott in Mexico; assistant in charge of the Coast Survey Office in Washington, D.C.; organized and commanded the northern Pacific exploration party which explored and surveyed the route for a railway from St. Paul to Puget Sound in 1853; resigned his commission as major in the Corps of Engineers to become Governor; Governor of the Territory of Washington from 1853 to 1857; was a candidate for the Democratic nomination to Congress in 1855, but withdrew; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions at Charleston and Baltimore in 1860; during the Civil War entered the Union Army as a colonel of the Seventy-ninth New York Highlanders; appointed brigadier general and later major general in command of a division; killed at the Battle of Chantilly, Virginia, September 1, 1862; interment in Island Cemetery, Newport, R.I. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000881] Washington Territory Delegation (This negotiation)
William H. Wallace Visualize (19 July, 1811 -- 3 March, 1865) Wallace was an American lawyer and politician representing Washington and Idaho. Born in Miami County, Ohio, Wallace studied law and was admitted to the bar. Wallace moved to Washington in 1853 and was elected as a Republican as a Delegate from the Territory of Washington to the Thirty-seventh Congress. After moving to Idaho Wallace was elected as a Republican as a Delegate from the Territory of Idaho to the Thirty-eighth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Idaho Territory Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Washington Territory Delegation (This negotiation)