William N. Sweeney

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William N. Sweeney
A man with curly black hair and a beard wearing a black jacket and vest and a white shirt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Preceded by Burwell C. Ritter
Succeeded by Henry D. McHenry
Personal details
Born (1832-05-05)May 5, 1832
Liberty, Kentucky
Died April 21, 1895(1895-04-21) (aged 62)
Owensboro, Kentucky
Resting place Elmwood Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Bethany College
Profession Lawyer

William Northcut Sweeney (May 5, 1832 – April 21, 1895) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Liberty, Kentucky, Sweeney attended the common schools and Bethany College. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1853 and commenced practice in Liberty, Kentucky. He moved to Owensboro, Daviess County, in 1853. He served as prosecuting attorney of Daviess County 1854-1858. He served as presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Douglas and Johnson in 1860.

Sweeney was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871). He was renominated in 1870, but declined to accept the nomination. He resumed the practice of law in Owensboro, Kentucky, and died there April 21, 1895. He was interred in Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Burwell C. Ritter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Succeeded by
Henry D. McHenry