William Learned Marcy (1786-1857) was a lawyer, soldier, and statesman who made his mark in both local and national politics.
Marcy was born in Southbridge, Massachusetts. He moved to Troy, New York, and in 1811 opened a law office. Marcy left Troy to serve as a United States captain in the War of 1812, later returning to continue his practice and take up politics. He joined the Democratic Party and served as state comptroller from 1823 until 1829, at which time he was appointed to the state supreme court. Marcy was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1831.
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