William M. McCarty

William Mason McCarty (* around 1789 in Fairfax County, Virginia, † December 20, 1863 in Richmond, Virginia ) was an American politician. In the years 1840 and 1841, he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William McCarty first attended private schools and then studied in the years 1813 and 1814 at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. In 1823 he sat in the Senate of Virginia. He then moved for a few years in the Florida territory. In 1826 he was there managing official of the territorial government. A year later, he served for a short time as a representative of the territorial governor. In 1830 he returned to Virginia, where he practiced as a lawyer in Loudoun County. Between 1830 and 1839 he was again a member of the State Senate. In the 1830s he joined the Whig Party was founded at that time.

Following the resignation of Mr Charles F. Mercer McCarty was at the due election for the 16th seat of Virginia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 25 January 1840. Until March 3, 1841, he was able to end the current parliamentary term. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives William McCarty did not occur in a political phenomenon. In 1852, he moved to Richmond, where he died on 20 December 1863.