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Kingsbury, William Wallace "W.W."

Territorial House 1857 (District 5); Democratic Constitutional Convention 1857 (District 5)

Party when first elected:  Democratic

Counties Served:  Benton, Cass, Stearns, Todd, Wright

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 6/4/1828
Birth Place: Towanda, Pennsylvania
Birth County: Bradford
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 4/17/1892
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: W.W.
City of Residence (when first elected): Endion
Occupation (when first elected): None Listed

EDUCATION

Towanda Academy, Pennsylvania; At Least Elementary School;
Athens Academy, Pennsylvania; At Least Elementary School;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

U.S. Representative: Territorial Delegate to Congress, Minnesota Territory; 03/04/1857 to 05/11/1858
Territorial Democratic Constitutional Convention: 5th Council District, Minnesota Territory; 07/13/1857 to 08/29/1857 [Elected]

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GENERAL NOTES

He moved to Endion, Minnesota in 1852. He returned to Towanda, Pennsylvania in 1865. He lived in Baltimore, Maryland for three years before he moved to Tarpon Springs, Florida in 1877.

"The compilation that resulted in the election of the Democrat, W. W. Kingsbury." (Minnesota History, September 1933, p. 249)

He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Territorial House of Representatives in the 1855 election. He contested the election of Nathan C.D. Taylor on charges related to illegal voters and the validity of election precincts. Nathan C.D. Taylor was determined to be entitled to the seat.

He died in Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Florida and was buried in Cydia Cemetery.

Total Days Served: 329

SESSIONS SERVED

8th Territorial Legislative Session (1857)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial House
District: 05
Elected: 10/14/1856
Residence: Endion
Term of Office: 1/7/1857 to 12/1/1857
Counties Represented: Benton, Cass, Stearns, Todd, Wright
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Democratic Party Notes: "The compilation that resulted in the election of the Democrat, W. W. Kingsbury." (Minnesota History, September 1933, p. 249)
Committees:
  • Estates and Escheats
  • Territorial Roads