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William Wallace KINGSBURY

(1828-1892)

KINGSBURY, William Wallace, a Delegate from the Territory of Minnesota; born in Towanda, Bradford County, Pa., June 4, 1828; attended the academies at Towanda and Athens; clerked in a store; became a surveyor; moved to Endion, Minn., in 1852; member of the Territorial house of representatives in 1857; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1857; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1857, to May 11, 1858, when a portion of the Territory was admitted as a State into the Union; was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; returned to Towanda, Pa., in 1865 and engaged in the real estate and insurance business; engaged as a commission merchant in Baltimore, Md., for three years; moved to Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Fla., in 1887; engaged in real estate and mercantile pursuits until his death there on April 17, 1892; interment in Cydia Cemetery.

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

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