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Inge, William Marshall

by Roy Parker, Jr., 1988


William Marshall Inge, lawyer and congressman, was born in Granville County, the son of Richard, Sr., and Sally Johnson Inge. He attended The University of North Carolina from 1819 to 1821 but was not graduated. His family moved to Tennessee where he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Fayetteville, Lincoln County. He also served as a judge of the Superior Court.

Inge represented Lincoln County in the Tennessee House of Representatives for two terms (1828–33) and, as a Democrat, was elected to Congress, serving from 4 Mar. 1833 to 3 Mar. 1835. Moving to Livingston, Ala., he practiced law and served in the Alabama House of Representatives in 1840, 1844, and 1845. Several of his brothers and sisters had previously settled in Alabama.

He married Susan Marr of Fayetteville, Tenn., and they were the parents of six children: Sally, Mary Turner, Eliza Jane, John, Susan, and William, Jr. Inge was buried in the Livingston cemetery.


Biog. Dir. Am. Cong. (1971).

William Garrett, Reminiscences of Public Men in Alabama (1872).

Robert M. McBride and Dan M. Robison, Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly, vol. 1 (1975).

Thomas M. Owen, Dictionary of Alabama Biography, vol. 3 (1921).

Additional Resources:

"Inge, William Marshall, (1802 - 1846)." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Washington, D.C.: The Congress. (accessed August 26, 2013).


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