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Preston B. Plumb

Preston B. Plumb, American senator, editor. member Leavenworth Constitutional Convention, 1859; member Kansas House of Representatives, 1862, 67-68, speaker, 1867; member United States Senate (Republican), 1877-1891, made greatest contribution in Land Law of 1891, repealing timber-culture and preemption acts and inaugurating reclamation and conservation projects.

Background

  • Plumb, Preston B. was born on October 12, 1837 in Berkshire, Ohio, United States. Son of David and Hannah (Blerce) Plumb.

  • Career

    • Major 11th Kan.

    Membership

    Member Leavenworth Constitutional Convention, 1859. Member Kansas House of Representatives, 1862, 67-68, speaker, 1867. Member United States Senate (Republican), 1877-1891, made greatest contribution in Land Law of 1891, repealing timber-culture and preemption acts and inaugurating reclamation and conservation projects.

    Connections

    • Married Caroline (Carrie) A. Southwick, March 8, 1867, 6 children.
    • father: David Plumb
    • mother: Hannah (Blerce) Plumb
    • spouse: Caroline
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    Born October 12, 1837
    Died December 20, 1891
    (aged 54)
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