Anthony L. Knapp

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Anthony L. Knapp
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 4, 1865
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Anthony Thornton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 6th district
In office
December 12, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Preceded by John Alexander McClernand
Succeeded by Jesse O. Norton
Personal details
Born (1828-06-14)June 14, 1828
Middletown, New York
Died May 24, 1881(1881-05-24) (aged 52)
Springfield, Illinois
Political party Democratic

Anthony Lausett Knapp (June 14, 1828 – May 24, 1881) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois, brother of Robert McCarty Knapp.

Born in Middletown, New York, Knapp moved with his parents to Illinois in 1839 and settled in the city of Jerseyville. He completed preparatory studies and then studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Jerseyville. He served as member of the Illinois Senate 1859-1861.

Knapp was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John A. McClernand. He was reelected to the Thirty-eighth Congress and served from December 12, 1861, to March 3, 1865. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1864. He moved to Chicago in 1865 and to Springfield, Illinois, in 1867 and continued the practice of law. He died in Springfield, Illinois, May 24, 1881. He was interred in Springfield Cemetery. He was reinterred in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John A. McClernand
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 6th congressional district

December 12, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Succeeded by
Jesse O. Norton
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th congressional district

March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Succeeded by
Anthony Thornton