The New International Encyclopædia/Groesbeck, William Slocomb
GROESBECK, grōōs'bĕk, William Slocomb (1815-97). An American politician, born in New Vork City. He graduated at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1835, studied law, and opened an office in Cincinnati. He was a member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1851, and the next year was appointed a member of the commission to codify the Laws of Ohio. He represented his district as a Democrat in Congress from 1857 to 1859; was a member of the Peace Congress in 1861, a delegate to the National Union Convention in Philadelphia in 1866, and one of the counsel for President Johnson during the impeachment trial in 1868, after the retirement of Jeremiah S. Black from the case. In 1872 he was nominated for President by the Liberal Republicans who were displeased with Horace Greeley, but his ticket was forgotten during the excitement of the campaign, at the end of which he received one electoral vote for Vice-President. In 1878 he was appointed United States delegate to the International Monetary Congress at Paris.