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 Winfield Taylor Durbin

Winfield Taylor Durbin

Birth
Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana, USA
Death 18 Dec 1928 (aged 81)
Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section 23, Lot 11
Memorial ID 7951 · View Source
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Governor of Indiana. Born in Lawrenceburg Indiana. His boyhood and early adulthood were spent in New Philadelphia Indiana where he attended the commen schools of Washington county. He enlisted in Company B, 16th Indiana Volunteer Infantry in 1862, but because of an injury to his arm and hand did not report to Camp Morton until the fall of that year. He was a particiant of the Seige of Vicksburg. He returned home soon because of ill health and, upon recovery helped in organizing Company K 139th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, mustering out in 1864. He spent 10 years in Indianapolis at a dry goods firm, then moved to Anderson Indiana engaging in banking and manufactoring. For 6 years was the chairman of the Republican State Exwcutive Committee. At the start of the Spanish American War was commisioned a Colonal of the 161st Indiana Volunteer Infantry by Governor James A Mount. Was elected Governor in 1900, taking office January 14 1901 serving until January 9 1905. Durbin also ran for Governor in 1912 but lost to Samuel M Ralston.

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  • Added: 24 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7951
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Winfield Taylor Durbin (4 May 1847–18 Dec 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7951, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .