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William Cahoon

Birthplace: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Death: May 30, 1833 (59)
Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Cahoon and Lillis Cahoon
Husband of Nancy Shaw
Father of Harriet Helen Baylies and Edward Augustus Cahoon
Brother of Polly Willard; Benjamin Cahoon; James Cahoon; John Cahoon; Susannah Cahoon and 2 others

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About William Cahoon

William Cahoon (January 12, 1774 – May 30, 1833) was an American judge and politician. He served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont.


Cahoon was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Daniel Cahoon, Jr. He attended the common schools. He moved with his parents to Lyndon, Vermont in 1791 and engaged in milling and agricultural pursuits. He was a member of the Vermont State House of Representatives from 1802 until 1810. He succeeded his father as town clerk in Lyndon, and served from 1808 until 1829.

Cahoon was a presidential elector in 1808 and voted for Madison and Langdon. He was appointed major general in the militia in 1808 and served during the War of 1812. From 1811 until 1819, Cahoon served as Caledonia County judge. He was a delegate to the Vermont State constitutional conventions in 1814 and 1828, and a member of the Vermont Governor's Council from 1815 until 1820.

From 1820 until 1821, Cahoon served as the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. He was elected an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-first United States Congress and the Twenty-second United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1829 until March 3, 1833. He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1832 for reelection to Congress.

Personal life

Cahoon had two sons, George C. Cahoon and Edward A. Cahoon. Edward was a Vermont State Senator.


Cahoon died on May 30, 1833 in Lyndon, Vermont. He is interred at the Lyndon Town Cemetery in Lyndon Center, Vermont.

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William Cahoon's Timeline

January 12, 1774
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
May 30, 1833
Age 59
Caledonia County, Vermont, United States