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William Fellows ENGLEBRIGHT

(1855-1915)

ENGLEBRIGHT, William Fellows, (father of Harry Lane Englebright), a Representative from California; born in New Bedford, Mass., November 23, 1855; moved with his parents to Vallejo, Calif.; attended private and public schools; entered the service of the United States at the navy yard, Mare Island, as joiner’s apprentice and completed his studies in engineering; established himself in Nevada City, Calif., as a mining engineer; member of the Nevada City Board of Education; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James N. Gillett; reelected to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses and served from November 6, 1906, to March 3, 1911; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed his occupation as a mining engineer; died in Oakland, Calif., February 10, 1915; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Nevada City, Calif.

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

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