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Edwin Baruch WINANS

(1826-1894)

WINANS, Edwin Baruch, a Representative from Michigan; born in Avon, Livingston County, N.Y., May 16, 1826; moved with his parents to Michigan in 1834; attended Albion College, Michigan; went to California and engaged in mining on the North Yuba River, near Placerville, in 1850; worked in different parts of the State until 1857; returned to Michigan in 1858 and settled in Hamburg, Livingston County, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1861-1865; delegate to the State constitutional convention of May 15, 1867; probate judge of Livingston County 1877-1881; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); resumed agricultural pursuits in Livingston County, Mich.; Governor of Michigan 1891-1893; died in Hamburg, Mich., July 4, 1894; interment in Hamburg Cemetery.

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

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