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KELLOGG, William, jurist, born in Ashtabula county, Ohio, 8 July, 1814. He received a common school education, and, removing to Illinois in 1837, studied law, was admitted to the bar at Canton. and acquired an extensive practice in cases of disputed land-titles. He was a member of the legislature in 1849-'50, was three years a judge of the circuit court of Illinois, and in 1856 was elected to congress as a Republican, serving till 1863. In 1864 he was all)pointed by President Lincoln minister to Guatemala, but inclined to serve, and in 1866 he became chief justice of Nebraska territory.
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