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William Dell LINDSLEY

(1812-1890)

LINDSLEY, William Dell, a Representative from Ohio; born in New Haven, Conn., December 25, 1812; attended the common schools; moved to Buffalo, N.Y., in 1832 and soon after to Erie County, Ohio, settling near Sandusky; engaged in agricultural pursuits; served as captain in the Ohio Militia from 1840 to 1843 and as brigadier general in 1843; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Perkins Township, Erie County, Ohio, March 11, 1890; interment in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky, Ohio.

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

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