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  • ID: I81816
  • Name: William Pitt LYNDE
  • RELA: 10th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 11 DEC 1817 in Sherburne, Chenango Co., NY
  • GRAD: 1838 Yale College
  • GRAD: 1841 Harvard Law School
  • Event: Appointed 1847 Attorney General, Wisconsin Territory
  • Event: Elected BET 1860 AND 1862 Mayor, Milwaukee, WI
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin BET 4 MAR 1875 AND 3 MAR 1879
  • Census: 1880 Page 8D, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI
  • Death: 18 DEC 1885 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI
  • Occupation: Lawyer
  • Note:
    LYNDE, William Pitt, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Sherburne, Chenango County, N.Y., December 16, 1817; attended Hamilton Academy and Hamilton College, and was graduated from Yale College in 1838; attended the law department of the New York University for a year and was graduated from the Harvard Law School in 1841; was admitted to the bar in New York in 1841; moved to Wisconsin the same year and settled in Milwaukee; attorney general of Wisconsin in 1844; United States district attorney for Wisconsin in 1845; upon the admission of Wisconsin as a State into the Union was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress and served from June 5, 1848, to March 3, 1849; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress; unsuccessful candidate for election as associate justice of the State supreme court in 1849; elected mayor of Milwaukee in 1860; member of the State assembly in 1866; served in the State senate 1869 and 1870; elected to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Forty-fifth Congress); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1876 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against William W. Belknap, Secretary of War in President Grant's Cabinet; was not a candidate for renomination in 1878; withdrew from political life; died in Milwaukee, Wis., December 18, 1885; interment in Forest Home Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Tilly LYNDE b: 9 OCT 1782 in Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA
    Mother: Elizabeth WARNER b: 13 FEB 1786 in Sunderland, Franklin Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Mary Elizabeth BLANCHARD b: 6 AUG 1821 in Hopkinton, St. Lawrence Co., NY
    • Married: 25 MAY 1841 in New York
    1. Has Children Mary Elizabeth LYNDE b: 1842 in New York
    2. Has Children Clara Blanchard LYNDE b: FEB 1847 in Milwaukee Co., WI
    3. Has No Children Tilley LYNDE b: BET 1849 AND 1850 in Wisconsin
    4. Has No Children William Pitt LYNDE , Jr. b: BET 1852 AND 1853 in Wisconsin
    5. Has No Children A. Blanchard LYNDE b: BET 1854 AND 1855 in Wisconsin
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