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Columbia Lancaster

  • Birth 26 Aug 1803 New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 15 Sep 1893 Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA
  • Plot SW 177 Line 1
  • Memorial ID 15476416

US Congressman. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1854 to 1855 as a representative from the Washington Territory. He spent his early years in Canfield, Ohio before moving to Detroit to study law. He was admitted to the Michigan State Bar Association in 1830. Prior to his election to Congress he served as a prosecuting attorney and member of the Michigan Territorial legislature. He served as an associate of the Oregon Territorial Supreme Court from 1850 to 1852 prior to the separation of Oregon and Washington territories. Following defeat for re-election to Congress in 1854 he served as a regent at the University of Washington in Seattle and was actively involved in the Puget Sound and Columbia River Railroad project during the 1860s.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.


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  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 23 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15476416
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Columbia Lancaster (26 Aug 1803–15 Sep 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15476416, citing Old Vancouver City Cemetery, Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .