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 William Eastin English

William Eastin English

Birth
Lexington, Indiana, USA
Death 29 Apr 1926 (aged 75)
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section 1, Lot 72
Memorial ID 11723 · View Source
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US Congressman. He represented Marion and Shelby counties in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1879 to 1880. English managed the family-owned English Opera House for several years before being elected to the United States House of Representatives (1884 to 1885). He later served as the vice-president of the National Association of Democratic Clubs and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention supporting Grover Cleveland's renomination. English later switched to the Republican Party due to their strong position on protective tariffs. He served in the Spanish American War in Cuba as an aide to Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler. He was injured when his wounded horse fell and trapped him underneath. On returning to Indianapolis, he helped found the United Spanish American War Veterans and served as its first commander-in-chief. He served in various local political positions, was elected to the Indiana Senate (1917 to 1926).

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  • Added: 12 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11723
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Eastin English (3 Nov 1850–29 Apr 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11723, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .