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William Aldrich
Birth: Jan. 19, 1820
Greenfield Center
Saratoga County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 1885
Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac County
Wisconsin, USA

U.S. Congressman. Moving to Two Rivers, Wisconsin, in 1851, he was successful in the manufacture of lumber, He was superintendent of schools (1855-56), chairman of the Manitowoc County board of supervisors, (1857-58) and a member of the Wisconsin State House of Representatives in 1859. Moving to Chicago, Illinois, in 1861, he engaged in the wholesale grocery business and was chairman of the Chicago City Council in 1876. In 1877, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses, serving until 1883. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he resumed his former business pursuits until his death at age 65. U.S. Congressman James Franklin Aldrich, was his son. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Mercy Farnum Aldrich (1789 - 1854)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Mary Howard Aldrich (1826 - 1911)*
 
 Children:
  William Howard Aldrich (1847 - 1915)*
  James Franklin Aldrich (1853 - 1933)*
  Charles Benjamin Aldrich (1855 - 1861)*
  Frederick Clement Aldrich (1862 - 1948)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lydia F. Aldrich Robinson (1809 - 1871)*
  Fannie Bragg (1810 - 1889)*
  Susan Winsor Aldrich Fryer (1816 - 1892)*
  William Aldrich (1820 - 1885)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 09, 2003
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