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William Wirt

Attorney (8-Nov-1772 — 18-Feb-1834)


Gregory K. Glassner. Adopted Son: The Life, Wit & Wisdom of William Wirt, 1772-1834. Madison, VA: Kurt-Ketner Publishing Co.. 1997. 161pp.

Anya Jabour. Marriage in the Early Republic: Elizabeth and William Wirt and the Companionate Ideal. Johns Hopkins University Press. 2002. 288pp.

John Pendleton Kennedy. Memoirs of the Life of William Wirt, Attorney General of the United States. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard. 1849.


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  3. Webster's American Biographies (p.1150)

  4. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.840)

  5. American Authors 1600-1900 (p.830)

  6. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.806)

  7. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.1237)

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