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Portrait of William Medill, ca. 1840-1849. William Medill was a Democratic politician from Ohio. He served in the Ohio House of Representatives, where he was Speaker of the House from 1836-1837. From 1839 to 1846, he represented the 9th Ohio District in the United States House of Representatives. He was appointed Commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1845 and served until 1850. Medill was elected to the new post of Lieutenant Governor of Ohio in 1851, where he served until Governor Reuben Wood resigned in 1853. He served as Governor until 1856. His last political post was the first Comptroller of the United States Treasury, where he served from 1857 to 1861. William Medill died on September 2, 1865 in Lancaster, Ohio. He had never married.


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