Hon William Augustus Sackett, US Congressman

Hon William Augustus Sackett

William Augustus Sackett (1811–1895), lawyer, of Seneca Falls and Saratoga Springs, New York, was admitted to the bar in 1834, and was elected to Congress in 1848 as Representative for the Seneca and Wayne district.

Among his political causes, he supported the admission of California as a state, and was strongly opposed to the admission of more slave states and, indeed, to slavery itself.

His third wife, Mary Louise (Marvin), is commemorated in the so-called Sackett Gate at the Lincoln Avenue entrance to Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs.

His son, Colonel William Sackett, was killed while leading a charge in the Battle of Trevillian Station during the American Civil War.

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