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William Walter Phelps

William Walter Phelps, American congressman, diplomat. member United States House of Representatives (Republican) from New Jersey, 43d, 48th-50th congresses, 1873-1875, 83-89.

Background

  • Phelps, William Walter was born on August 24, 1839 in Dandoff, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Jay and Rachel (Phinney) Phelps.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Yale, 1860. Bachelor of Laws, School Law, Columbia, 1863.

    Career

    • Numerous corporations, New York City. Moved to Englewood, New Jersey, 1869. Member United States House of Representatives (Republican) from New Jersey, 43d, 48th-50th congresses, 1873-1875, 83-89.

      Delegate Republican National Conv. 1880, 84; appointed United States minister to Austria-Hungary, 1881, to Germany, 1889. Commissioner International Congress on Samoan Question (appointed by President Harrison), 1889.

      Appointed judge New Jersey Court Errors and Appeals, 1893.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives (Republican) from New Jersey, 43d, 48th-50th congresses, 1873-1875, 83-89.

    Connections

    • Married Ellen Maria Sheffield, June 26, 1860, 3 children.
    • father: John Jay Phelps
    • mother: Rachel (Phinney) Phelps
    • spouse: Ellen Maria Sheffield
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    Born August 24, 1839
    Died June 17, 1894
    (aged 54)
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