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William LATHROP

(1825-1907)

LATHROP, William, a Representative from Illinois; born near Le Roy, Genesee County, N.Y., April 17, 1825; attended the public schools and an academy at Brockport, N.Y.; studied law in Attica, N.Y.; moved to Knoxville, Ill., and was admitted to the bar in 1850; settled in Rockford, Ill., in 1851 and practiced his profession; city clerk and city attorney of Rockford in 1852; member of the State house of representatives in 1856 and 1857; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); resumed the practice of law in Rockford, Ill., where he died November 19, 1907; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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