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William Cullen
Birth: Mar. 4, 1826
County Donegal, Ireland
Death: Jan. 17, 1914
Ottawa
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA

US Congressman. He immigrated to the US with his family in 1832 and settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After completing his education in 1846 he moved to Adams Township, Illinois, where he became a farmer. Cullen was LaSalle County Sheriff from 1864 to 1865. In 1865 he moved to Ottawa, Illinois, and in 1871 he became Political Editor of the Ottawa Republican newspaper. In 1880 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Republican and served two terms, 1881 to 1885. After running unsuccessfully for reelection in 1884 he returned to Illinois, where he continued working for the Ottawa Republican until 1887, after which he lived in retirement. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Beresford Cullen (1829 - 1905)*
 
 Children:
  Flora Cullen*
  Josephine A Cullen (1855 - 1881)*
  Charles Sumner Cullen (1857 - 1925)*
  Genoa A Cullen (1858 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ottawa Avenue Cemetery
Ottawa
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Apr 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18953273
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