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Winfield Taylor Durbin
Birth: May 4, 1847
Lawrenceburg
Dearborn County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1928
Anderson
Madison County
Indiana, USA

Governor of Indiana. Born in Lawrenceburg Indiana. His boyhood and early adulthood were spent in New Philadelphia Indiana where he attended the commen schools of Washington county. He enlisted in Company B, 16th Indiana Volunteer Infantry in 1862, but because of an injury to his arm and hand did not report to Camp Morton until the fall of that year. He was a particiant of the Seige of Vicksburg. He returned home soon because of ill health and, upon recovery helped in organizing Company K 139th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, mustering out in 1864. He spent 10 years in Indianapolis at a dry goods firm, then moved to Anderson Indiana engaging in banking and manufactoring. For 6 years was the chairman of the Republican State Exwcutive Committee. At the start of the Spanish American War was commisioned a Colonal of the 161st Indiana Volunteer Infantry by Governor James A Mount. Was elected Governor in 1900, taking office January 14 1901 serving until January 9 1905. Durbin also ran for Governor in 1912 but lost to Samuel M Ralston. (bio by: Justin M) 
 
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Crown Hill Cemetery
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 23, Lot 11
 
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Record added: Dec 24, 1999
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