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Lawyer

Leander Stillwell, American lawyer. member Kan.

Background

Stillwell, Leander was born on September 16, 1843 in Jersey Company, Illinois, United States. Son of Jeremiah O. and Ann Eliza (White) Stillwell.

Education

Education common schools. Bachelor of Laws, Albany Law School (Union U.), 1868.

Career

D, 61st Illinois Infantry, January 7, 1862, and advanced to 1st sergeant. Reenlisted in same regiment, at Little Rock, Arkansas, February 1, 1864, as veterinary volunteer. Second in command Lieutenant, July 18, 1865.

First lieutenant, August 21, 1865. Honorary mustered out, September 8, 1865. Participated in Battle of Shiloh, siege of Vicksburg, and many minor engagements.

Began practice at Erie, Kansas, 1868. Member Kansas House of Representatives, 1876. Judge 7th Judicial District of Kansas, 6 terms, 1884-1907 (thrice elected without opposition).

Resigned; 1st deputy commissioner pensions by appointment of President Taft, 1909-1913.

Membership

Member Kan.

Connections

Married Anna L. Stauber, of Erie, Kansas, May 9, 1872 (died April. Children: Rena, Nora, Hubert, Charles Rodney (deceased), Jeremiah E. Enlisted Company.

father:
Jeremiah O. Stillwell

mother:
Ann Eliza (White) Stillwell

spouse:
Anna L. Stauber

children:
Jeremiah E. Enlisted Co Stillwell

Charles Rodney Stillwell (deceased)

Nora Stillwell

Hubert Stillwell

Rena Stillwell