William Prince (politician)

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William Prince
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1823 – September 8, 1824
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byJacob Call
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
from the ? district
In office
Member of the Indiana Senate
In office
Personal details
DiedSeptember 8, 1824(1824-09-08) (aged 51–52)
Indiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Military service
Branch/serviceU.S. Army
Years of service
  • 1811
  • Captain

William Prince (1772 – September 8, 1824) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.[1]

Born in Ireland in 1772, Prince immigrated to the United States in 1796 and settled in Indiana. He studied law. He served as Commissioner for Gibson County, Indiana, and drew the winning lot to become the county seat's namesake in 1814. Prince served in the Indiana Territorial Council. He then served as territorial auditor. He served in the State senate in 1816. Prince also served as state circuit judge. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1816. He served as captain in the Battle of Tippecanoe. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1821 and 1822. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1823, until his death near Princeton, Indiana, September 8, 1824. He was interred in the Old Cemetery, near Princeton.

Princeton, Indiana is named for him.

See also


  1. ^ "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Prince".

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1823 - September 8, 1824
Succeeded by