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William Kellogg (Judge Kellogg)


  • 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.


Party affiliation: Republican Party


Denomination: Catholic

William Kellogg
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Born July 8, 1814
Died December 20, 1872
(aged 58)
  • November 30, 1849 - November 30, 1850
    member, Illinois House of Representatives
  • November 30, 1850 - November 30, 1855
    judge, state circuit court
  • March 4, 1857 - March 3, 1863
    the Thirty-fifth, Thirty-sixth, and Thirty-seventh Congresses
  • 1861
    member, House Committee of 33
  • 1865
    Chief Justice, Nebraska Territory


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