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Preston B. Plumb

senator , editor

Preston B. Plumb, American senator, editor. member Leavenworth Constitutional Convention, 1859; member Kansas House of Representatives, 1862, 67-68, speaker, 1867; member United States Senate (Republican), 1877-1891, made greatest contribution in Land Law of 1891, repealing timber-culture and preemption acts and inaugurating reclamation and conservation projects.

Background

Plumb, Preston B. was born on October 12, 1837 in Berkshire, Ohio, United States. Son of David and Hannah (Blerce) Plumb.

Career

Major 11th Kan.

Membership

Member Leavenworth Constitutional Convention, 1859. Member Kansas House of Representatives, 1862, 67-68, speaker, 1867. Member United States Senate (Republican), 1877-1891, made greatest contribution in Land Law of 1891, repealing timber-culture and preemption acts and inaugurating reclamation and conservation projects.

Connections

Married Caroline (Carrie) A. Southwick, March 8, 1867, 6 children.

father:
David Plumb

mother:
Hannah (Blerce) Plumb

spouse:
Caroline