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Stephen Wright KELLOGG

(1822-1904)

KELLOGG, Stephen Wright, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Shelburne, Mass., April 5, 1822; attended an academy at Shelburne Falls, Mass., and Amherst (Mass.) College; was graduated from Yale College in 1846; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Naugatuck, Conn.; clerk in the State senate in 1851; member of the State senate in 1853; moved to Waterbury, Conn., in 1854; resumed the practice of law; judge of the New Haven County Court in 1854 and of the probate court 1854-1860; served in the State house of representatives in 1856; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1860, 1868 and 1876; served as colonel of the Second Regiment, Connecticut National Guard, 1863-1866; brigadier general of the regiment 1866-1870; city attorney of Waterbury, Conn., 1866-1869 and 1877-1883; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first, Forty-second, and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Forty-second Congress), Committee on Reform in the Civil Service (Forty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for election in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress and in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., on January 27, 1904; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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