Francis William Kellogg

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Francis William Kellogg
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama's 1st congressional district
In office
July 22, 1868 – March 3, 1869
Preceded byJames Adams Stallworth
Succeeded byAlfred Buck
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan's 4th congressional district
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Preceded byRowland E. Trowbridge
Succeeded byThomas W. Ferry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan's 3rd congressional district
In office
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863
Preceded byDavid S. Walbridge
Succeeded byJohn W. Longyear
Member of the Michigan State House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1810-05-30)May 30, 1810
Worthington, Massachusetts
DiedJanuary 13, 1879(1879-01-13) (aged 68)
Alliance, Ohio
Political partyRepublican
Military service
Branch/serviceUnion Army
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

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


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 for his first two terms, then the 4th district after a redistricting. In all three contests, 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 to a partial term in Alabama's 1st congressional district to the 40th Congress, serving from July 22, 1868, to March 3, 1869. He was succeeded by fellow Republican Alfred Buck. Kellogg 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 Congress. "Francis William Kellogg (id: K000064)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-02-14

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
David S. Walbridge
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
John W. Longyear
Preceded by
Rowland E. Trowbridge
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas W. Ferry
Preceded by
James Adams Stallworth until 1860, then vacant during the American Civil War
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 1st congressional district

July 22, 1868 – March 3, 1869
Succeeded by
Alfred Eliab Buck