William Selden

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William Selden
6th Treasurer of the United States
In office
July 22, 1839 – November 23, 1850
PresidentMartin Van Buren
William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
James K. Polk
Zachary Taylor
Millard Fillmore
Preceded byJohn Campbell
Succeeded byJohn Sloane
Personal details
Born(1791-01-31)January 31, 1791
DiedApril 7, 1874(1874-04-07) (aged 83)
Spouse(s)Maria Eliza Swann Selden (1833-1834, her death)
Emily Hunter (1840-1874, his death)

William Selden (January 31, 1791 – April 7, 1874) served as Treasurer of the United States between July 22, 1839 and Nov 23, 1850, under the administration of six Presidents.

Selden's Account Book from 1811 to 1833 is held in the Library of Virginia, Personal Papers Collection, Accession number 27812.[1]

According to the Library of Virginia "William Selden was born 31 January 1791 in Henrico County, Virginia, to Miles Selden (1752-1811) and Elizabeth Armistead Selden (1752-1833). He was a member for Henrico County in the House of Delegates from 1813 to 1816 and from 1818 to 1821. He later served as Registrar of the Land Office. He married first Maria Eliza Swann (d. 1834) 26 November 1833, and they had one child. He married second Emily Hunter 9 June 1840, and they had eight children. Selden died 7 April 1874."[1]


  1. ^ a b "A Guide to the William Selden Account Book, 1811-1833". Library of Virginia. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
Political offices
Preceded by Treasurer of the United States
Succeeded by