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William McCoy (congressman)


William McCoy (congressman)

William McCoy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1833
Preceded by James Jones
Succeeded by William McComas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1823
Preceded by Jacob Swoope
Succeeded by Mark Alexander
Chairman of the Committee on Claims
In office
March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1829
Preceded by Lewis Williams
Succeeded by Elisha Whittlesey
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Pendleton County
In office
Alongside Jacob Conrad, Jacob Hull and Peter Hull
Personal details
Born 1768
Fauquier County, Virginia
Died 1864
Charlottesville, Virginia
Resting place University of Virginia Cemetery, Charlottesville, Virginia
Political party Democratic-Republican (before 1825)
Other political
Jacksonian (after 1825)

William McCoy (1768–1864) was an 18th and 19th century politician from Virginia.


Born near Warrenton, Virginia, McCoy was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1798 to 1804 and was a delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention in 1829 and 1830. He was elected a Democratic-Republican, Crawford Republican and Jacksonian to the United States House of Representatives in 1810, serving from 1811 to 1833. There, he served as chairman of the Committee on Claims from 1827 to 1829. McCoy died in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1864 and was interred in the University of Virginia Cemetery.

Electoral history

  • 1811; McCoy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 52.64% of the vote, defeating Federalist Samuel Blackburn.
  • 1813; McCoy was re-elected unopposed.
  • 1815; McCoy was re-elected with 51.01% of the vote, defeating
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