William E. Lansing

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William E. Lansing, New York Congressman

William Esselstyne Lansing (December 29, 1821 – July 29, 1883) was a U.S. Representative from New York during the American Civil War.

Biography[edit]

Born in Perryville, New York, Lansing attended the common schools. He graduated from Cazenovia Seminary in 1841. He studied law in Utica, New York. He was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Chittenango. He served as district attorney of Madison County in 1850–1853. He served as president of the village of Chittenango in 1853–1855. County clerk in 1855–1858.

Lansing was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1862.

Lansing was elected to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875). He was not a candidate for renomination. He resumed the practice of law in Syracuse, New York, in 1876 and died there July 29, 1883. He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango, New York.

References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
M. Lindley Lee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

1861–1863
Succeeded by
De Witt C. Littlejohn
Preceded by
John C. Churchill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

1871–1873
Succeeded by
Ellis H. Roberts
Preceded by
R. Holland Duell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 23rd congressional district

1873–1875
Succeeded by
Scott Lord

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.