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William Esselstyne LANSING

(1821-1883)

LANSING, William Esselstyne, a Representative from New York; born in Perryville, Madison County, N.Y., December 29, 1821; attended the common schools; was graduated from Cazenovia Seminary in 1841; studied law in Utica, N.Y.; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Chittenango; district attorney of Madison County 1850-1853; president of the village of Chittenango 1853-1855; county clerk 1855-1858; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; elected to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of law in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1876 and died there July 29, 1883; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango, N.Y.

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

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