William F. Hunter

William Forrest Hunter ( born December 10, 1808 in Alexandria, Virginia; † March 30, 1874 in Woodsfield, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1849 and 1853 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Hunter received a general education. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he started in Woodsfield to work in this profession. Later he became a member of the founded in the 1830s Whig party. In the congressional elections of 1848 he was in the 15th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats William Kennon on March 4, 1849. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1853 two legislative sessions. This period was dominated by discussions on the issue of slavery. Among other things, introduced by U.S. Senator Henry Clay Compromise of 1850 was passed.

In 1852, William Hunter gave up another candidacy. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he is no longer politically have appeared. He died on March 30, 1874 in Woodsfield, where he was also buried.