Wirt, William, 1772-1834

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William Wirt (November 8, 1772 – February 18, 1834) was an American author and statesman who is credited with turning the position of United States Attorney General into one of influence. He was the longest serving Attorney General in U.S. history. He was also the Anti-Masonic nominee for president in the 1832 election.

Wirt grew up in Maryland but pursued a legal career in Virginia, passing the Virginia bar in 1792. After holding various positions, he served as the prosecutor in Aaron Burr's trial for treason. He won election to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1808 and was appointed as a United States Attorney in 1816. The following year, President James Monroe appointed him to the position of United States Attorney General. Wirt remained in that office for the next twelve years, serving under Monroe and John Quincy Adams. He continued his law career after leaving office, representing the Cherokee in Cherokee Nation v. Georgia.

Though Wirt was himself a former Freemason, the Anti-Masonic Party nominated him for president in 1832. Wirt did not actively campaign for office and refused to publicly speak against Masonry. Nonetheless, the ticket of Wirt and Amos Ellmaker carried the state of Vermont, becoming the first third party presidential ticket to win a state. After the election, Wirt continued to practice law until his death in 1834. Wirt County, West Virginia, is named in Wirt's honor.

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creatorOf Wirt, William, 1772-1834. Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to Thomas Jefferson, 1810 Jun. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Wirt, William, 1772-1834. Letter : Richmond, to James Monroe, 1814 July 29. University of Virginia. Library
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creatorOf Wirt, William, 1772-1834. Letter : Washington, to "Dear Sir", 1821 Oct. 20. George Washington University
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referencedIn Engravings of individuals prominent in Virginia history, 1800-1890. University of Virginia. Library
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creatorOf Wirt, William, 1772-1834. Letter from William Wirt to H.A.S. Dearborn [manuscript], 1821 September 24. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn Randall, Laura Henrietta Wirt, 1803-1834. Papers, 1819-1857. Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Wirt, William, 1772-1834. Letter to James Monroe and Monroe's response [manuscript], 1820 April 22. University of Virginia. Library
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creatorOf Wirt, William, 1772-1834. Autograph letter signed : Baltimore, to Luke Tiernan, 1831 Sept. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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referencedIn Leigh, William. Letters : Halifax County, Virginia, to Peachy R. Gilmer, 1825-1836. Library of Virginia
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referencedIn Clark, Margaret W. Fowler. Title search on brick building, Charlottesville, Va., said to be the law office of William Wirt, photographs & plans [manuscript] 1791-1852, 1959. University of Virginia. Library
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creatorOf William Wirt Letters, 1816-1820, 1832-1833 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
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creatorOf Morey, Samuel, 1762-1843. Papers, 1794-1833 Dartmouth College Library
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creatorOf Wirt, William, 1772-1834. William Wirt letters, 1816-1820; 1832-1833 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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referencedIn Wirt, Ellen. Letter to Peachy R. Gilmer [manuscript] 1834 July 1. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Henry family. Papers of the Henry family, 1766-1866. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn William Thornton Papers, 1741-1865 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852. John Howard Payne papers, 1794-1841, 1814-1841. Newberry Library
creatorOf Wirt, William, 1772-1834. Letter, 1806 April 12, Williamsburg [Va.] to John Patterson, clerk, Matthews County [Va.]. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Stuart, Archibald, 1757-1832. Papers, 1790-1816. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Bryan, John Randolph, 1806-1887,. Papers of the Bryant, Coalter, Randolph, and Tucker families [manuscript] 1770-1887. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn David Daggett papers, 1781-1851 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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creatorOf Grinnan, Andrew Glassell,. Papers of the Grinnan family, including letters to and from Andrew Glassell Grinnan, "Brampton," Madison County, Va. [manuscript] 1763-1907. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Monroe, James, 1758-1831. James Monroe letter to [William Wirt] [manuscript], 1825 February 28. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wirt, William, 1772-1834. William Wirt letter to William B. Giles [manuscript] 1808 Dec. 20. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn Hench, Atcheson Laughlin, 1891-1974. Photographs of Rose Hill House, Albemarle County, Va., 1930. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lowndes, William, 1782-1822. William Lowndes papers, 1754-1941 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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referencedIn Lewis S. Coryell correspondence, 1832 and 1949-1962 New Hope Historical Society
referencedIn Susquehanna Bridge and Bank Company. Ten-dollar banknote, signed : Port Deposit, Md., to W. Wirt, 1831 July 20. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Gilmer, Francis Walker,. Letters : to Dabney Carr, 1818-1824. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Wirt, William, 1772-1834. William Wirt papers, 1802-1858 (bulk 1802-1834). Library of Congress
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creatorOf Cabell, Agnes S. B. Gamble, ca. 1781-ca. 1862,. Wirt family correspondence, 1824-1890, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
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creatorOf William Wirt Papers, 1784-1864, MS .1011 Maryland Historical Society Library
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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Bladensburg MD US
Charlottesville VA US
Baltimore MD US
District of Columbia DC US
Richmond VA US
Norfolk VA US
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Disease
Religion
Wills--Cases
Public prosecutors--Virginia--Richmond
Law--Study and teaching
Elections--United States--1832
Germans--Florida
Lawyers--Virginia--Culpeper
Families--Social life and customs
Indians of North America
Cherokee Indians
Death
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Slavery
Foundries
Mills and mill-work
Attorneys general
Theater
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Slaveholders
Cherokee Indians--Government relations--1789-1869
Loans, Personal
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Elections--1832
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Lawyers--History--19th century
Law--Virginia--Richmond
Germans
Merchants--Virginia--Culpeper
Law--Cases
Politics--19th century
Slavery--Virginia
Cherokee Indians--Legal status, laws, etc
Emblems
Piety
Attorneys general--United States
Law
Lawyers--Correspondence
1778-1927
Executors and administrators
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Lawyers
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Death 1834-02-18

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