William K. Bond

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William Key Bond
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1841
Preceded byWilliam Allen
Succeeded byWilliam Russell
Personal details
Born(1792-10-02)October 2, 1792
St. Mary's County, Maryland
DiedFebruary 17, 1864(1864-02-17) (aged 71)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting placeSpring Grove Cemetery
Political party
Alma materLitchfield Law School

William Key Bond (October 2, 1792 – February 17, 1864) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in St. Mary's County, Maryland, Bond attended schools at Litchfield, Connecticut including Litchfield Law School where he studied law.

He moved to Chillicothe, Ohio in 1812. There, he joined a company of the Ohio Militia during the War of 1812.

In July 1813, he was part of the Expedition of Governor Meigs for the relief of Fort Meigs, which had been besieged for a second time by General Henry Procter and Shawnee chief Tecumseh. On the evening of the second day's march, his regimental commander Colonel Ferguson convened a court martial for a member of the regiment, and appointed Bond as Judge Advocate, in his first appearance as a lawyer.[1]

He returned to Chillicothe and was admitted to the bar.[1] Between March 4, 1835, and March 3, 1841, Bond served in the United States House of Representatives – as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress, and as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses. During his final term, he served as chairman of the Committee on Public Expenditures. He declined to be a candidate for renomination to the Twenty-seventh Congress, instead moving to Cincinnati and continuing the practice of his profession. He was appointed surveyor of the port of Cincinnati by President Fillmore, serving in that role between May 2, 1849, and September 28, 1853.

Between 1859 and 1862 he was President of the Cincinnati and Zanesville Railroad.[2]

He died in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 17, 1864, and was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery.


  1. ^ a b Williams, Samuel (1870). Two Western Campaigns in the War of 1812-13. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Company. p. 42-43. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  2. ^ Aaron Varady (November 2005). Bond Hill: Origin and Transformation of a 19th Century Cincinnati Metro-Suburb. ISBN 9781411615946.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Allen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
William Russell