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Term: Kimball, Alanson Mellen 1827 - 1913

Definition: merchant, politician, Congressman, b. Buxton, York County, Maine. He moved to Berlin, Wis., in 1852, and in 1855 settled in Pine River where he operated a dry-goods, grocery, and general merchandise store. A Republican, he was state senator (1863-1864), and in 1874 was elected to Congress and served one term (Mar., 1875-Mar., 1877). Defeated for re-election in 1876, he returned to his business pursuits in Pine River. He was a delegate to the Republican national convention of 1884, and for a number of years was postmaster of Pine River. Biog. Dir. Amer. Cong. (1928); Portrait and Biog. Album of Green Lake . . . Cos. (Chicago, 1890); Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, May 28, 1913.

[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]
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