William Montgomery (North Carolina)

William Montgomery ( born December 29, 1789 Guilford County, North Carolina, † November 27, 1844 in Albright, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1835 and 1841 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Montgomery studied medicine and began after his medical license in Albright's practice in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the later U.S. President Andrew Jackson. Later he became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this. In the years 1824 to 1827 and again from 1829 to 1834 he sat in the Senate of North Carolina.

In the congressional elections of 1834, Montgomery was in the eighth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Daniel Laurens Barringer on March 4, 1835. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1841 three legislative periods. These were determined to 1837 of the discussions about the policy of President Jackson. Between 1837 and 1839 Montgomery was chairman of the Postal Committee.

In 1840 he declined a reelection; after he retired from politics. William Montgomery died on 27 November 1844 in Albright.