William M. Gwin
American politicianDied when: 79 years 329 days (958 months)
Star Sign: Libra
William McKendree Gwin (October 9, 1805 – September 3, 1885) was an American medical doctor and politician, serving in elected office in Mississippi and California.
In California he shared the distinction, along with John C.Frémont, of being the state's first US senators.Before, during, and after the Civil War, Gwin was well known in California;
Washington, DC; and in the South as a determined Confederate sympathizer.