William Bennett Fleming

William Bennett Fleming ( born October 29, 1803 Flemington, Liberty County, Georgia, † August 19 1886 in Walthourville, Georgia ) was an American politician. In 1879, he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Fleming attended the public schools of his native land and from then until 1825 Yale College, from which today's Yale University emerged. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer in Savannah, he began to work in his new profession. Between 1847 and 1849, and again from 1853 to 1868 he was a judge in Chatham County. In between he practiced as a lawyer. In 1868 he was Town Clerk (Recorder) of Savannah.

Politically Fleming was a member of the Democratic Party. After the death of Mr Julian Hartridge he was in the overdue election for the first seat of Georgia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on February 10, 1879. By 3 March of the same year he finished the current legislative session in Congress. Then the chosen at the regular elections of 1878 John C. Nicholls, succeeded him.

Between 1879 and 1881 William Fleming judge was back in his home district. From this office he resigned in 1881 for health reasons. Then he withdrew into retirement, which he spent in Walthourville, where he died on 19 August 1886.