About this Famous Person
William P. CUTLER
U.S. Representative from Ohio
Source : Tim DOWLING
William Cutler, the youngest son of Ephraim Cutler and Sally Parker Cutler, and grandson of Manasseh Cutler, was born at the Cutler homestead in Warren Township, Washington County, Ohio. In 1829, he entered Ohio University at Athens. Ill-health forced him to drop out after his junior year. He farmed with his father, and continued ill health for several years prevented any professional aspirations.
In 1840, he campaigned for Whig nominee William Henry Harrison, and was nominated for the Ohio House of Representatives in 1842, but lost to George M. Woodbridge. In 1844, in his second try, he was elected by a large majority to the House. He was re-elected in 1845. In 1846, he was elected again, and was chosen by the Whig caucus as Speaker of the House.