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Biography of William Esselstyne Lansing (1821 to 1883)
Daniel H. Weiskotten
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Lansing, William Esselstyne (1821-1883) Born in Perryville, N.Y., December 29, 1821. U.S. Representative from New York, 1861-1863, 1871-1875 (22nd
District 1861-1863, 1871-1873, 23rd District 1873-1875). Died July 29, 1883.  Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango, N.Y. (See also
his congressional biography



From: Web Page, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

LANSING, William Esselstyne, a Representative from New York; born in Perryville, Madison County, N.Y., December 29, 1821; attended the common schools; was graduated from Cazenovia Seminary in 1841; studied law in Utica, N.Y.; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Chittenango; district attorney of Madison County 1850-1853; president of the village of Chittenango 1853-1855; county clerk 1855-1858; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; elected to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of law in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1876 and died there July 29, 1883; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango, N.Y.