POLITICAL PARTY Federalist
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 5th (1797-1799)
Representative William MATTHEWS Biography
MATTHEWS, William, a Representative from Maryland; born in Cecil County, Md., April 26, 1755; judge of Cecil County Court in 1778, 1780, and 1782-1786; member of the State general assembly 1786-1789; elected as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1799); died in 1808c; interment in family graveyard, Cecil County, Md. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
External Research Collections
Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library New York, NY Papers: June 23, 1798. 1 letter. Finding aid in repository.
William MATTHEWS Committee Assignments
Congress divides legislative work into committees where bills usually originate. Committees are specialized by subject and hold hearings, prepare bills for the consideration of the entire House, and regulate House procedure.
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