William Addison Duncan

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William A. Duncan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1883 – November 14, 1884
Preceded byFrank Eckels Beltzhoover
Succeeded byJohn Augustus Swope
Personal details
Born(1836-02-02)February 2, 1836
Cashtown, Pennsylvania
DiedNovember 14, 1884(1884-11-14) (aged 48)
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic

William Addison Duncan (February 2, 1836 – November 14, 1884) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


William A. Duncan was born in Cashtown, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools, and graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1857. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Duncan was elected district attorney in 1862 and 1868. He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress and served until his death in Gettysburg. He had been reelected to the Forty-ninth Congress. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

See also[edit]


  • United States Congress. "William Addison Duncan (id: D000538)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frank E. Beltzhoover
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by
John A. Swope