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Preston Bierce Plumb

Politician. Republican. Born: October 12, 1837, Ohio. Died:  December 20, 1891, Washington, D. C. Served in U.S. Senate: March 4, 1877, to December 20, 1891.

Preston Bierce PlumbEmporia's Preston B. Plumb was born in Ohio on October 12, 1837. He emigrated to Kansas in 1856 where he became involved in the newspaper business. Plumb attained the rank of lieutenant-colonel with the 11th Kansas Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, and thereafter he practiced law and was elected to the state legislature. During his third term in the U. S. Senate, Plumb died in Washington, D. C., on December 20, 1891.

Entry: Plumb, Preston Bierce

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Modified: July 2012

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