The Road to Civil War

William Kellogg

(8 July, 1814 -- 20 December, 1872) Kellogg was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Kelloggsville, Ohio, Kellogg studied law adn was admitted to the Bar. Kellogg served as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1849 and 1850. Kellogg also served as judge of the State circuit court from 1850 to 1855. Kellogg was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth, Thirty-sixth, and Thirty-seventh Congresses, serving from March 4th 1857 to March 3rd, 1863. Kellogg was appointed chief justice of Nebraska Territory in 1865 and served until 1867. Kellogg moved to Mississippi in 1869 and upon the readmission of Mississippi to representation he was an unsuccessful candidate to the Forty-first Congress in 1869. Shortly after returning to Illinois, Kellogg died in December 1872. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

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