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William Henry Calkins
Birth: Feb. 18, 1842
Death: Jan. 29, 1894

US Congressman. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War, entering service at age 21 on November 6, 1862 when he was commissioned as 1st Lieutenant of Company H, 14th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. On January 24, 1863 he resigned that commission, but later in the year rejoined the Union war effort when he was mustered in 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster of the 128th Indiana Volunteer Infantry on December 8, 1863. On March 4, 1864 he was promoted to Major and transferred to the 12th Indiana Volunteer Cavalry, with whom he served through the rest of the war. He was honorably mustered out on November 10, 1865 at Indianapolis, Indiana. After the war he became an Indiana state attorney, and served as a member of the Indiana State Legislature before being elected as a Republican to represent Indiana's 10th and 13th Congressional Districts in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1877 to 1884. He unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Indiana in 1884, then moved to Washington Territory to establish a law practice there. In 1889 he made an unsuccessful election run for United States Senator, and was appointed as an Associate Justice of the Washington Territory Supreme Court, serving from April until November of that year. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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Tacoma Cemetery
Tacoma
Pierce County
Washington, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 27, 2002
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William Henry Calkins
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