Richard W. Habersham

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Richard W. Habersham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1839 – December 2, 1842
Preceded byHopkins Holsey
Succeeded byGeorge W. Crawford
Personal details
BornDecember 1786 (1786-12)
Savannah, Georgia
DiedDecember 2, 1842(1842-12-02) (aged 55–56)
Clarkesville, Georgia
Resting placeOld Cemetery in Clarkesville, Georgia

Richard Wylly Habersham (December 1786 – December 2, 1842) was an American lawyer and politician from Savannah, Georgia. From 1839 to 1842, he served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives until he died in office.


Habersham graduated from Princeton College in 1810. He was appointed United States Attorney and served until his resignation in 1825.


Running as a Whig, he was elected as a representative from Georgia in the United States House of Representatives from 1839 to 1842[1] and died in office.

He is interred at Old Cemetery in Clarkesville, Georgia.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Haab to Hacket".
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1839 – December 2, 1842
Succeeded by