Preston, William Ballard, 1805-1862Alternative names
The "W. B. Preston" listed on the architectural plan is believed to be William Ballard Preston (1805-1862), representative from Virginia to the United States Congress and later to the Confederate States Congress until his death.
From the description of William Ballard Preston architectural plan, circa 19th century. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 122467749
William Ballard Preston was born in Montgomery County, Virginia on 29 November 1805. A prominent lawyer before moving into politics, he was appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Taylor in 1849. During the Civil War, he served as a senator from Virginia in the Congress of the Confederate States until his death in 1862.
From the description of Letter, July 9, 1850. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18168862
From the description of Letter, June 21, 1849. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 742346487
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