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William Wirt CULBERTSON

(1835-1911)

CULBERTSON, William Wirt, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pa., September 22, 1835; moved with his parents to Kentucky; attended the common schools; engaged in the manufacture of iron; enlisted as a private in the Union Army in Company F, Twenty-seventh Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, July 16, 1861; promoted to the rank of captain August 2, 1861; resigned March 3, 1864; member of the State house of representatives in 1870; served in the State senate in 1873; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876, 1880, and 1884; mayor of Ashland, Ky., in 1882 and 1883 when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); died in Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, on October 31, 1911; interment in Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ky.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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