William W. Kingsbury
He became a member of the Minnesota Territorial House of Representatives in 1857 and a delegate to the Minnesota State Constitutional Convention in 1857. Kingsbury was elected as a Democrat to the 35th congress and served from March 4, 1857 to May 11, 1858, when a portion of the Territory was admitted as a State into the Union. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1858 and later returned to Towanda in 1865 and engaged in the real estate and insurance business.
Kingsbury was engaged as a commission merchant in Baltimore, Maryland for three years, after which he moved to Tarpon Springs, Florida in 1887. He was involved in real estate and mercantile pursuits until his death there and was interred in Cycadia Cemetery.
- William W. Kingsbury, Minnesota Legislators Past and Present
- Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 493.
- Bio data
- Kingsbury Creek History
- United States Congress. "William W. Kingsbury (id: K000219)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|United States House of Representatives|
Henry M. Rice
|Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota Territory's at-large congressional district
March 4, 1857 – May 11, 1858