Preston Bierce Plumb

Preston Bierce Plumb

Birth
Berkshire, Delaware County, Ohio, USA
Death 20 Dec 1891 (aged 54)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section 3 - Lot 113 - Space 3
Memorial ID 6899399 · View Source
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U.S. Senator. He learned the printing trade, edited the Xenia News and to support the Free-State movement; was one of the founders of Emporia, Kansas, where he established the Kansas News in 1857. He was secretary of the Free-State convention in 1857 and a member of the Leavenworth constitutional convention in 1859. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1861, was elected to the Kansas State House of Representatives in 1862 and was a reporter for the Kansas State Supreme Court. During the Civil War, he served in the Union Army and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the 11th Kansas Cavalry. After the war, he was a member of the Kansas State House of Representatives (1867-68), prosecuting attorney of Lyon County and was president of the Emporia National Bank in 1873. In 1877, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served until his death at age 54.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Preston Bierce Plumb (12 Oct 1837–20 Dec 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6899399, citing Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .