William S. Linton

William S. Linton

Birth
Saint Clair, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA
Death 22 Nov 1927 (aged 71)
Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Burial Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section 13 - Lot 386 - space 3 NE
Memorial ID 17761534 · View Source
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US Congressman. Connected with the lumber industry and other business enterprises, he was a member of Michigan's East Saginaw Common Council in 1884 and 1885. He was a member of the Michigan State House of Representatives in 1887 and 1888 and elected mayor of Saginaw in 1892. In 1893 he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses, serving until 1897. He was appointed postmaster of Saginaw by President McKinley in 1898, re-commissioned three times and served until 1914. In 1919 he was appointed a member of the Michigan State Board of Tax Commissioners and was named secretary a few weeks before his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 31 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17761534
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William S. Linton (4 Feb 1856–22 Nov 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17761534, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .