William W. Warren

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William W. Warren
William Wirt Warren (Massachusetts Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Preceded byJohn M. S. Williams
Succeeded byWilliam Claflin
Personal details
Born(1834-02-27)February 27, 1834
Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts
DiedMay 2, 1880(1880-05-02) (aged 46)
Boston, Massachusetts
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materHarvard University

William Wirt Warren (February 27, 1834 – May 2, 1880) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.


William W. Warren was born in Brighton (now a part of Boston), Massachusetts on February 27, 1834. He received a classical education, and graduated from Harvard University in 1855.

He attended Harvard Law School, continued to studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in 1857.

In 1865 he was appointed assessor of internal revenue for the seventh district of Massachusetts, responsible to ensure payment of taxes levied to support the Union Army during the American Civil War. Warren also served on Brighton's school board and as its town clerk. He advocated for Brighton to be annexed to Boston, which occurred in 1874.

Warren was a delegate to the 1868 Democratic National Convention. In 1870 he served in the Massachusetts State Senate. He ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1872, losing to John M. S. Williams.

In 1874 Warren was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress, losing to William Claflin.

After leaving Congress Warren resumed practicing law Boston.

Warren died in Boston on May 2, 1880. He was interred at Evergreen Cemetery in Boston.


  • United States Congress. "William W. Warren (id: W000168)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • William Wirt Warren in Memoirs of the Judiciary and the Bar of New England for the Nineteenth Century. Volume III. 1901. Page 529. Conrad Reno, author.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John M. S. Williams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
William Claflin