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William Henry Harrison STOWELL

(1840-1922)

STOWELL, William Henry Harrison, a Representative from Virginia; born in Windsor, Vt., July 26, 1840; attended the public schools in Boston, Mass., and was graduated from Boston Latin School in 1860; engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to Virginia in 1865; collector of internal revenue for the fourth district in 1869; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second, Forty-third, and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1877); was not a candidate for renomination in 1876; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876; moved to Appleton, Wis., in 1880 and engaged in paper manufacturing; moved to Duluth, Minn., in 1886 and engaged in paper and steel manufacturing; president of the Manufacturers Bank of West Duluth 1889-1895; correspondent in Paris, France, for various newspapers; moved to Amherst, Mass., in 1914, where he died on April 27, 1922; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City.

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

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