William D. Lindsley

William Dell Lindsley ( born December 25, 1812 in New Haven, Connecticut, † March 11, 1890 in Perkins, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1853 and 1855 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Lindsley attended the public schools of his home. In 1832 he moved to Buffalo in New York and a little later in the near Sandusky in Erie County, Ohio, where he worked in agriculture. He was also active in the state militia in 1843 and reached the rank of brigadier general. Politically, Lindsley joined the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1852 he was in the 13th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James M. Gaylord on March 4, 1853. Since he has not been confirmed in 1854, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1855. This was marked by the events leading up to the Civil War.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, William Lindsley operated again in agriculture. He died on 11 March 1890 in Perkins and was buried in Sandusky.