Party affiliation: Republican Party
- Kellogg had written President-elect Lincoln in early December, "I feel anxious to do nothing that would be inconsistant with the general policy that you propose to addopt on that subject, but on the Contrary to act in accordance with it. Therefore should you feel at liberty to make any suggestions (not of course to be repeated or in fact to consider you responsible for them herafter) in relation to the remedy for the present [trouble] difficulties, I should be highly please to receive them..." Kellogg had served as an attorney, State Representative and Circuit Court Judge before winning election to Congress in 1856. He was called "Judge Kellogg" because of his six-year service as a Circuit Court Judge. After he was defeated for reelection in 1862, Kellogg had been promoted for Commissioner of Indian Affairs, but President Lincoln was reluctant to replace Commissioner William Dole.
Born July 8, 1814
Died December 20, 1872
November 30, 1849 - November 30, 1850
November 30, 1850 - November 30, 1855
March 4, 1857 - March 3, 1863