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Francis William KELLOGG
U.S. Representative from the states of Michigan and Alabama
Source : Tim DOWLING
Kellogg was born in Worthington, Massachusetts and attended the common schools. He moved to Columbus, Ohio, in 1833 and then to Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1855 where he engaged in the lumber business with the firm Kellogg, White & Co. at Kelloggville (which was named after him) in Kent County, Michigan. He was a member of the Michigan State House of Representatives in 1857 and 1858.
Kellogg was elected from Michigan as a Republican to United States House of Representatives for the 36th, 37th, and 38th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1859 to March 3, 1865. He represented Michigan's 3rd congressional district 1859-1863, then the 4th district, 1863-1865. In all three elections, he defeated the former mayor of Grand Rapids, Thomas B. Church in the general election. During the American Civil War, he organized the Second, Third, and Sixth Regiments by the authority of the United States Department of War. He was appointed as the colonel of the Third Michigan.
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