William Salter Blackledge

William Salter Blackledge (* 1793 in Pitt County, North Carolina, † March 21, 1857 in New Bern, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1821 and 1823 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Salter Blackledge was the son of the late 1828 Congressman William Blackledge. The younger Blackledge moved still in his youth to New Bern. Until 1813, he studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. In 1820 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina.

After the death of Mr Jesse Slocumb Backledge was at the due election for the fourth seat of North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on February 7, 1821. Since he had been elected at the same time for the next legislative session, he could remain until March 3, 1823 in Congress. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives William Blackledge has had no further political office. He died on 21 March 1857 in New Bern, where he was also buried.