The Road to Civil War

Lansing Stout

(March 27, 1828 — March 4, 1871) Lansing Stout, a Representative from Oregon; born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., March 27, 1828; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar; moved to Placer County, Calif., in 1852 and commenced the practice of law; member of the California assembly in 1855; moved to Portland, Oreg., in 1857 and continued the practice of his profession; judge of the Multnomah County Court in 1858; was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed the practice of his profession in Portland; elected to the Oregon senate in June 1868 and served until his death in Portland, Multnomah County, Oreg., March 4, 1871; interment in Riverview Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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