Samuel Wheeler Moulton

Samuel Wheeler Moulton

Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 3 Jun 1905 (aged 84)
Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois, USA
Burial Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 8491261 · View Source
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US Representative from Illinois. He moved to Oakland, Coles County, Illinois in 1845, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced practice in Sullivan. Moved to Shelbyville, Shelby County in 1849, continued the practice of law and was a member of the State Illinois House of Representatives, 1852 to 1859. He was presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Buchanan and Breckinridge in 1856 and president of the board of education of the State of Illinois, 1859 to 1876. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth Congress, March 4, 1865 to March 3, 1867 and elected to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses, March 4, 1881 to March 3, 1885. After his term, he resumed the practice of law in Shelbyville, Illinois until his death.

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