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William H. Calkins

William H. Calkins.

William Henry Calkins (February 18, 1842 – January 29, 1894) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Pike County, Ohio, Calkins studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced. During the Civil War served in the Union Army from May 1861 to December 1865, except three months in 1863, attached to the Fourteenth Iowa Infantry and the Twelfth Indiana Cavalry. Took up his residence in La Porte, Indiana. State's attorney for the ninth Indiana judicial circuit 1866-1870. He served as member of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1871.

Calkins was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1877, to October 20, 1884, when he resigned. He served as chairman of the Committee on Elections (Forty-seventh Congress). He moved to Tacoma, Washington

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