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 William Cullen

William Cullen

Birth
County Donegal, Ireland
Death 17 Jan 1914 (aged 87)
Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
Burial Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 18953273 · View Source
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US Congressman. He immigrated to the US with his family in 1832 and settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After completing his education in 1846 he moved to Adams Township, Illinois, where he became a farmer. Cullen was LaSalle County Sheriff from 1864 to 1865. In 1865 he moved to Ottawa, Illinois, and in 1871 he became Political Editor of the Ottawa Republican newspaper. In 1880 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Republican and served two terms, 1881 to 1885. After running unsuccessfully for reelection in 1884 he returned to Illinois, where he continued working for the Ottawa Republican until 1887, after which he lived in retirement.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 15 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18953273
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Cullen (4 Mar 1826–17 Jan 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18953273, citing Ottawa Avenue Cemetery, Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .