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Francis Brown STOCKBRIDGE

(1826-1894)
Senate Years of Service:
1887-1894
Party:
Republican

STOCKBRIDGE, Francis Brown, a Senator from Michigan; born in Bath, Maine, April 9, 1826; attended the common schools; clerk in a wholesale house in Boston 1843-1847; moved to Chicago, Ill., and opened a lumber yard; moved to Saugatuck, Allegan County, Mich., in 1851 and engaged in the operation of sawmills; also interested in mercantile pursuits; moved to Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1863 and engaged in the lumber business; member, State house of representatives 1869; member, State senate 1871; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1887; reelected in 1893 and served from March 4, 1887, until his death in Chicago, Ill., on April 30, 1894; chairman, Committee on Fisheries (Fiftieth through Fifty-second Congresses); interment in Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Bibliography

U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses. 53rd Cong., 3rd sess., 1894-1895. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1895.

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

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