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  • ID: I146530
  • Name: William Elijah FULLER
  • RELA: 7th cousin 4x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 30 MAR 1846 in Howard, Centre Co., PA
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1885 AND 3 MAR 1889 U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa
  • Event: Appointed BET 9 MAR 1901 AND 1 JUN 1907 Asst. Attorney General of the United States
  • Death: 23 APR 1918 in Washington, D.C.
  • Event: Pic William Elijah Fuller
  • Burial: West Union Cem., West Union, IA
  • Occupation: Lawyer
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    FULLER, William Elijah, a Representative from Iowa; born in Howard, Center County, Pa., March 30, 1846; moved with his parents to West Union, Fayette County, Iowa, in 1853; attended the common schools, the Upper Iowa University at Fayette, and the State University of Iowa at Iowa City; was graduated from the law department of the latter university in June 1870; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in West Union; held a position in the Office of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, in 1866 and 1867; member of the West Union Board of Education for six years; member of the Iowa house of representatives in 1876 and 1877; member of the Republican State and congressional committees; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1888; Assistant Attorney General, Spanish Treaty Claims Commission, 1901-1907; resumed the practice of law in West Union; died in Washington, D.C., April 23, 1918; interment in West Union Cemetery, West Union, Iowa.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Levi FULLER b: 14 AUG 1824 in Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA
    Mother: Jemima Elizabeth TIPTON b: 3 JUN 1826

    Marriage 1 Lurissa Jane HARPER b: in Mediapolis, Des Moines Co., IA
    • Married: 1 JAN 1868
    Children
    1. Has No Children Levi Harper FULLER b: 10 DEC 1868
    2. Has Children Harriet May FULLER b: 23 MAY 1871
    3. Has Children Stella Emma FULLER b: 2 FEB 1875
    4. Has No Children Clara Augusta FULLER b: 9 MAR 1877
    5. Has No Children William Wirt FULLER b: 28 JAN 1880
    6. Has No Children Matilda FULLER b: 11 APR 1882
    7. Has No Children Howard Tipton FULLER b: 13 SEP 1884
    8. Has No Children Flora FULLER b: 13 SEP 1884
    9. Has No Children Robert Edward FULLER b: 6 DEC 1888

    Marriage 2 Clara McLean HEATH b: 8 DEC 1854 in New York, NY
    • Married: AFT 1888

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