Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I341585
  • Name: William Pitt KELLOGG
  • RELA: 7th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 30 DEC 1830 in Orwell, Addison Co., VT
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Louisiana BET 9 JUL 1868 AND 1 NOV 1872
  • Event: Elected Governor of Louisiana BET 1873 AND 1877
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Louisiana BET 4 MAR 1877 AND 4 MAR 1883
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana BET 1883 AND 1885
  • Death: 10 AUG 1918 in Washington, D.C.
  • Event: Pic Gov. William Pitt Kellogg
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    KELLOGG, William Pitt, a Senator and a Representative from Louisiana; born in Orwell, Addison County, Vt., December 8, 1830; attended Norwich University, Vermont; moved to Peoria, Ill., in 1848; taught school for several years, studying law in the meantime; admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Canton, Fulton County, Ill.; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1860; appointed by President Abraham Lincoln chief justice of the supreme court of the Territory of Nebraska in 1861; returned to Illinois and joined the Illinois Volunteer Cavalry; resigned on account of ill health; appointed by President Lincoln collector of the port of New Orleans on April 13, 1865; resigned in 1868, having been elected Senator; upon the readmission of Louisiana to representation was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from July 9, 1868, until November 1, 1872, when he resigned, having been elected Governor; Governor of Louisiana 1873-1877; again elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1877, to March 3, 1883; declined to be a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Railroads (Forty-seventh Congress); elected to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); withdrew from active political life and lived in retirement in Washington, D.C., where he died on August 10, 1918; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Sherman KELLOGG b: 11 JAN 1797 in Castleton, Rutland Co., VT
    Mother: Rececca EATON b: 20 FEB 1798 in Castleton, Rutland Co., VT

    Marriage 1 Mary Ellen WILLS b: FEB 1836 in Franklin Co., PA
    • Married: 6 JUN 1865
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