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William Esselstyne Lansing (December 29, 1821 - July 29, 1883) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker during the American Civil War.


Born in Perryville, New York, Lansing attended the common schools.He was graduated from Cazenovia Seminary in 1841.He studied law in Utica, New Yorkmarker.He was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Chittenango.He served as district attorney of Madison County 1850-1853.He served as president of the village of Chittenango 1853-1855.County clerk 1855-1858.

Lansing was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863).He was not a candidate for renomination in 1862.

Lansing was elected to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875).He was not a candidate for renomination.He resumed the practice of law in Syracuse, New Yorkmarker, in 1876 and died there July 29, 1883.He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango, New Yorkmarker.


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