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Francis William Kellogg

Francis William Kellogg (May 30, 1810 – January 13, 1879) was a U.S. Representative from the states of Michigan and Alabama.



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.

During Reconstruction, he was appointed by U.S. President Andrew Johnson as collector of internal revenue for the southern district of Alabama on April 30, 1866, and served until July 1868, residing in Mobile, Alabama.

Upon the re-admission of Alabama to the Union, Kellogg was elected as a Republican Alabama's 1st congressional district to the 40th Congress, serving from July 22, 1868, to March 3, 1869. He then moved to New York City and later to Alliance, Ohio, where he died. He is interred in Fulton Street Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
David S. Walbridge
United States Representative for the 3rd Congressional District of Michigan
1859 – 1863
Succeeded by
John W. Longyear
Preceded by
Rowland E. Trowbridge
United States Representative for the 4th Congressional District of Michigan
1863 – 1865
Succeeded by
Thomas W. Ferry
Preceded by
James Adams Stallworth until 1860, then vacant during the American Civil War
United States Representative for the 1st Congressional District of Alabama
July 22, 1868 - March 3, 1869
Succeeded by
Alfred Eliab Buck


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