Walpole G. Colerick

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Walpole G. Colerick

Walpole Gillespie Colerick (August 1, 1845 – January 11, 1911) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Colerick attended the public schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1872 and commenced practice at Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Colerick was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883). Supreme court commissioner from 1883 to 1885. He again engaged in the practice of law at Fort Wayne, Indiana, until his death there on January 11, 1911. He was interred in Lindenwood Cemetery.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew H. Hamilton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
Succeeded by
Robert Lowry