Born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, he received a limited schooling, moved to New York City in 1829, and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1863, to March 3, 1867. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1866 to the Fortieth Congress, after which he resumed his former business pursuits.
- United States Congress. "William Radford (id: R000007)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
Charles Van Wyck
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 10th congressional district
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867