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William C. Webb was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Kansas House of Representatives.


Webb was born in Ridgebury Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1824. Later, he was a resident of Wautoma, Wisconsin. He died on April 24, 1898 in Topeka, Kansas.[1]

Political career

Webb was a member of the Assembly in 1858 and again from 1862 to 1864. He served a term as Speaker.[2] Previously, he had been Chief Clerk of the Assembly in 1857. Webb was also District Attorney and Judge of Waushara County, Wisconsin.

In 1870, Webb was a Kansas District Court judge. From 1871 to 1873, he was the first Kansas State Superintendents of Insurance. Webb was a member of the House of Representatives from 1870 to 1871 before being re-elected in 1891.[3] Additionally, he was Attorney and Superior Court Judge of Shawnee County, Kansas.

Webb's affiliation by the time he held office was with the Republican Party.

Military career

Webb was initially assigned to the 37th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Union Army during the American Civil War. He later became Colonel of the 52nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment.


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