William Terrell

William Terrell (* 1788 in Fairfax County, Virginia; † July 4, 1855 in Sparta, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1817 and 1821 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Neither the exact date of birth nor the birthplace of William Terrell are known. The only certainty is that he was born in 1788 in Fairfax County, Virginia. Early on, he moved with his parents to Georgia, where he received a good education. Then Terrell studied at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia medicine. After qualifying as a doctor, he began to practice in his new profession in Sparta (Georgia ).

Terrell was a member of which was founded by President Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party. Between 1810 and 1813 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia. He also held various local offices in his home. In the state- wide held congressional elections of 1816, he became the sixth parliamentary mandate of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas Telfair on March 4, 1817. After a re-election in 1818 he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1821 two legislative sessions.

1820 William Terrell waived on a bid again for the U.S. House of Representatives. Instead, he retired from politics. In the following years he practiced as a doctor again. He died on July 4, 1855 in Sparta, and was also buried there.