William S. Groesbeck

William Scolum Groesbeck ( born July 24, 1815 in Kinderhook, New York, † July 7, 1897 in Cincinnati, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1859 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 2nd Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


William Groesbeck was born in Kinderhook. In 1816 he moved with his parents to Cincinnati. There he attended the public schools and the College August. At Miami University, he studied law. In 1836 he was admitted to the bar and was henceforth active in Cincinnati.

As a candidate of the Democratic Party Groesbeck was elected in 1856 for the 2nd District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1858, he did not run for re-election. In 1861 he was a member of the Peace Conference, in Washington, DC was held. From 1862 to 1864 Groesbeck was in the state Senate.

1897 Groesbeck died in Cincinnati. He was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery.