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LOUGHRIDGE, William, a Representative from Iowa; born in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, July 11, 1827; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Mansfield, Ohio; moved to Iowa in 1852 and settled in Oskaloosa, Mahaska County; member of the State senate 1857-1860; judge of the sixth judicial circuit of Iowa 1861-1867; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1871); elected to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); died near Reading, Pa., September 26, 1889; interment in Forest Cemetery, Oskaloosa, Iowa.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections Department

Iowa City, IA
Papers: ca. 1867, 1 item. A letter from William Loughridge to Benjamin Perley Poore written around 1867. In the letter, William Loughridge encloses three notes all pertaining to information appearing in the Congressional Directory.
Papers: 1873, 1 item. A letter from William Loughridge to an unidentified recipient written on June 21, 1873. In the letter, William Loughridge explains the method of a land purchase in Iowa and the land of the congressional district (4th) he represented.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Loughridge, William. Banking and currency. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1874.

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