Michael Woolston Ash

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Michael Woolston Ash
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 4, 1837
Preceded byJohn G. Watmough
Succeeded byFrancis J. Harper
Personal details
Born(1789-03-05)March 5, 1789
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 14, 1858(1858-12-14) (aged 69)
Political partyJacksonian

Michael Woolston Ash (March 5, 1789 – December 14, 1858) was an American politician who served as a Jacksonian member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district from 1835 to 1837.

Ash was born in Philadelphia. He studied law, was admitted to the bar on June 21, 1811, and commenced practice in Philadelphia. He served as a first lieutenant and regimental adjutant in the First Pennsylvania Militia Volunteers during the War of 1812. At the close of the war he went into partnership with James Buchanan, who became the 15th President of the United States, and continued the practice of his profession in Philadelphia.[1]

Ash was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress. He practiced law until his death in Philadelphia in 1858.

He is interred at the Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[2]


  1. ^ "ASH, Michael Woolston". www.history.house.gov. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John G. Watmough
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Francis J. Harper