William Tripp, Wilton, 1849

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William Tripp (1817-1878) served in the Maine House of Representatives in 1841 and the Maine Senate in 1848 and 1849, serving for the latter year as that body’s presiding officer.

In 1852, Tripp left the State of Maine and moved to Dubuque, Iowa where he opened a law practice.

In 1857 he moved to Sioux City where he continued to practice law until the outbreak of the Civil War when he organized Company B of the Dakota Volunteers, serving with that organization under General Sully in protecting the frontier against Indian attacks.

He was appointed Surveyor General of Dakota under President Andrew Johnson, holding that post until the election of General Grant.

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  • Title: William Tripp, Wilton, 1849
  • Creation Date: 1849
  • Subject Date: 1849
  • Town: Augusta, Wilton
  • County: Franklin, Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Carte de visite
  • Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 5 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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