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Edwin Willits

Edwin Willits was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Background

  • Willits was born in Otto, New York and moved to Michigan with his parents in September 1836. Willits was married to Jane Ingersoll and they had one son, George S. Willits. Willits continued the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until his death there. He was interred in Woodland Cemetery in Monroe, Michigan.

  • Education

    • The following April he settled in Monroe, Michigan. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in December 1857 and commenced practice in Monroe.

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    • Wife: Jane Ingersol
    • Son: George S. Willits
    Edwin Willits
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    Born April 24, 1830
    Died October 22, 1896
    (aged 66)
    • June, 1855
      University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
    • 1856 - 1861
      editor, Monroe Commercial
      Michigan, Monroe
    • December, 1857
      lawyer
      Monroe, Michigan, United States
    • 1860 - 1862
      prosecuting attorney, Monroe County
    • 1860 - 1872
      member, the State board of education
    • January 1, 1863 - October 15, 1866
      postmaster, Monroe
    • March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1883
      member, commission to revise the Michigan Constitution
    • March 4, 1877
      Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Michigan, United States Congress
    • March 4, 1881 - March 4, 1883
      chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice
    • 1885 - 1889
      president, State Agricultural College
    • March 23, 1889 - December, 1893
      first Assistant, United States Secretary of Agriculture
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