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William Pitt Kellogg

Born: Dec 8, 1830

Death: Aug 10, 1918

Birthplace: Orwell

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

William Pitt Kellogg

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1830
Date of Death : Aug 10, 1918
Birth Place : Orwell

William Pitt Kellogg was an American lawyer and Republican Party politician who served as a United States Senator from 1868 to 1872 and from 1877 to 1883 and as the Governor of Louisiana from 1873 to 1877 during the Reconstruction Era. He was one of the most important politicians in Louisiana during and immediately after Reconstruction, notable for being elected after most other Republican officials had been defeated when white Democrats regained control of state politics. Kellogg is also notable as one of few incumbent Senators to be elected to the House of Representatives, where he served from 1883 to 1885. He was the last Republican Governor of Louisiana until Dave Treen in 1980.

Profession


  • Lawyer

Also known as


  • William Kellogg
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