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 William Aldrich

William Aldrich

Birth
Greenfield Center, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Death 3 Dec 1885 (aged 65)
Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 7671242 · View Source
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US Congressman. A native of New York State, he lived in Michigan before moving to Two Rivers, Wisconsin, in 1851, and becoming a successful in the manufacture of lumber. He entered political office as a superintendent of schools in 1855, and rose to chairman of the Manitowoc County board of supervisors before serving in the Wisconsin State House of Representatives in 1859. Moving to Chicago, Illinois, in 1861, he engaged in the wholesale grocery business and was chairman of the Chicago City Council in 1876. In 1877, he was elected as a Republican to represent Illinois' 1st Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving until 1883. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he resumed his former business pursuits until his death at age 65. US Congressman James Franklin Aldrich was his son.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 9 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7671242
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Aldrich (19 Jan 1820–3 Dec 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7671242, citing Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .