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William Wallace Phelps (June 1, 1826 – August 3, 1873) was a Representative from Minnesota; born in Oakland County, Michigan, June 1, 1826; attended the country schools; was graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1846 where he was a founding member of the Chi Psi Fraternity there; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice; register of the United States land office at Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota; upon the admission of Minnesota as a State into the Union was elected as a Democrat to the 35th congress, and served from May 11, 1858, to March 3, 1859; resumed the practice of his profession in Red Wing, Minnesota; died in Spring Lake, Ottawa County, Michigan, August 3, 1873; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Minnesota.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 2nd congressional district
1857 – 1859
Succeeded by
Cyrus Aldrich
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