CREIGHTON, William, Jr. (1778-1851)

CREIGHTON, WILLIAM, JR., a Representative from Ohio; born in Berkeley County, Va., October 29, 1778; was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1798 and commenced practice in Chillicothe, Ohio; secretary of state 1803-1808; member of the State house of representatives in 1810; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Duncan McArthur; reelected to the Fourteenth Congress and served from May 4, 1813, to March 3, 1817; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1815 to the United States Senate; president of the branch bank of the United States at Chillicothe; elected as an Adams to the Twentieth Congress and served from March 4, 1827, until his resignation in 1828; was appointed during the recess of Congress and nominated by President John Quincy Adams on December 11, 1828, as a United States judge of the district court, but the Senate on February 16, 1829, passed a resolution that it was ``not expedient to fill the vacancy at the present session of Congress''; reelected as an Anti- Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833); was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; resumed the practice of law; died in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, October 1, 1851; interment in Grand View Cemetery.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Microfilm: In the Thomas Worthington Papers, 1795-1827, 22 microfilm reels.
Correspondents include William Creighton. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Charles Hammond Papers, 1793-1840, 1 cubic foot.
Other authors include William Creighton.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: December 7, 1828; January 12, 1829; December 10, 1832. 3 letters.
Finding aid in repository.


Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: 1803, 1 item.
A certificate, March 8, 1803, of the Ohio legislature that William Creighton, Jr., was elected Secretary of the State of Ohio.

Papers: 1807, 1 item.
A letter from William Creighton, Jr. to Gov. Thomas Kirker written on March 19, 1807. In the letter, William Creighton writes concerning the U.S. Secretary of War's instructions for dismissing two Ohio Militia companies from active duty.

Papers: 1807, 1 item.
A letter from William Creighton to Thomas Kirker, Governor of Ohio, written on July 18, 1807. In the letter, William Creighton writes regarding travel plans and need for Kirker to be in Chillicothe while Creighton is absent; "our enemies would urge it to our disadvantage."

Papers: 1807-1816, 6 items.
Letters from William Creighton, Jr., including two, June 7 and August 23, 1807, to Governor Thomas Kirker relating to the militia and a possible Indian uprising.

Papers: 1816, 1 item.
Letter of William Creighton.

Papers: In the Richard Clough Anderson Papers, 1813-1822, 0.25 cubic foot.
Other authors include William Creighton.

Papers: In the Nathaniel Massie Papers, 1786-1849, 0.5 cubic foot.
Other authors include William Creighton.

Papers: In the Lucas Sullivant Papers, 1783-1974, 11 cubic feet.
Other authors include William Creighton.

Papers: In the William Allen Trimble Papers, 1806-1821, 1.25 cubic feet.
Other authors include William Creighton.