William H. Calkins
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 13th district
March 4, 1877 – October 20, 1884
|Preceded by||District created|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin F. Shively|
|Born||February 18, 1842|
Pike County, Ohio
|Died||January 29, 1894 (aged 51)|
|Political party||Republican Party|
Born in Pike County, Ohio, Calkins studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced. During the Civil War served in the Union Army from May 1861 to December 1865, except three months in 1863, attached to the Fourteenth Iowa Infantry and the Twelfth Indiana Cavalry. He was promoted to major on March 4, 1864 and served until November 10, 1865. Took up his residence in La Porte, Indiana. State's attorney for the ninth Indiana judicial circuit 1866-1870. He served as member of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1871.
He served as chairman of the Committee on Elections (Forty-seventh Congress). He moved to Tacoma, Washington, and resumed the practice of law. He was appointed United States associate justice of the Territory of Washington in April 1889 and served until November 11, 1889, when the Territory was admitted as a State into the Union.
He died in Tacoma, Washington, on January 29, 1894. He was interred in Tacoma Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "William H. Calkins (id: C000048)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.