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Philetus Sawyer
Birth: Sep. 22, 1816
Whiting
Addison County
Vermont, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1900
Oshkosh
Winnebago County
Wisconsin, USA

US Congressman, US Senator. He was successful New York businessman when he moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 1847 and established a lumber mill. He was a member of the Wisconsin Assembly (1857, 1861) and Mayor of Oshkosh, (1863-64). In 1865, he was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress and to the next four succeeding Congresses, serving until 1875. He declined to be a candidate for renomination, to serve as chairman, for the Committee on Public Expenditures and the Committee on Pacific Railroads. In 1881, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served until 1893. Not a candidate for reelection, he resumed his lumber business pursuits until his death at age 83 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Melvina M. Hadley Sawyer (1825 - 1888)*
 
 Children:
  Edgar Philetus Sawyer (1842 - 1927)*
  Earl T Sawyer (1845 - 1848)*
  Ella E Sawyer (1849 - 1851)*
  Emma Sawyer White (1856 - 1896)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Oshkosh
Winnebago County
Wisconsin, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 16, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6856378
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- Curt Orth
 Added: Nov. 21, 2008
God bless you Congressman. Thank you for your service to your country.
- Royalbroil
 Added: Apr. 22, 2008

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