INGERSOLL, Ebon Clark

1831–1879

Biography

INGERSOLL, Ebon Clark, a Representative from Illinois; born in Dresden, Yates County, N.Y., on December 12, 1831; moved to Wisconsin Territory in 1843 and subsequently to Illinois; pursued classical studies in Peoria, Ill., and in Paducah, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1854 and commenced practice in Peoria, Ill.; member of the State house of representatives in 1856; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Owen Lovejoy; reelected to the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, and Forty-first Congresses and served from May 20, 1864, to March 3, 1871; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses), Committee on Roads and Canals (Forty-first Congress), Committee on Railways and Canals (Forty-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; settled in Washington, D.C., and engaged in the practice of law until his death there on May 31, 1879; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Springfield, IL
Papers: In the Ingersoll family collection, 1849-1901, 345 items. Subjects include Ebon Clark Ingersoll.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Springfield, IL
Papers: In the family papers of Robert Green Ingersoll, 1854-1970, 15.5 linear feet. Subjects include Ebon Clark Ingersoll.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Springfield, IL
Papers: Papers, 1856-1861, 8 items. Mortgage and a note for swamp land in Saline County signed by Ebon Clark Ingersoll.

Library of Congress
Manuscripts Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the papers of Robert Green Ingersoll, 1833-1899, 15,000 items, 61 containers, 36 microfilm reels. Subjects include Robert Green Ingersoll's brother, Ebon Clark Ingersoll.

University of Iowa Libraries

Iowa City, IA
Papers: In the Ingersoll family papers, 1875-1923, 1 foot. Unpublished index in library.
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