HASKELL, Dudley Chase (1842-1883)

HASKELL, DUDLEY CHASE, (grandfather of Otis Halbert Holmes), a Representative from Kansas; born in Springfield, Windsor County, Vt., March 23, 1842; moved with his parents to Lawrence, Kans., in 1855; attended school at Springfield, Vt., in 1857 and 1858; engaged in business as a shoe merchant; followed the gold rush to Pikes Peak, Colo., in 1859 and resided there until 1861; assistant to the quartermaster of the Union Army in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and the Indian Territory in 1861 and 1862; left the service and entered Williston's Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., in 1863; was graduated from Yale College in 1865; returned to Lawrence, Kans., and engaged in the shoe business 1865-1867; member of the State house of representatives in 1872, 1875, and 1876, and served as speaker in 1876; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1877, until his death in Washington, D.C., December 16, 1883; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Forty-seventh Congress); interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kans.

Washington State University
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, New Library
Pullman, WA
Papers: 1878, 1 volume.
An autograph book in which Haskell acquired the signatures of his fellow Members of Congress.

  • Haskell, Dudley Chase. Mormonism and polygamy: An address delivered by D. C. Haskell ... at Central Music Hall, Chicago, June 8th, 1881, before the National Convention of the American Home Missionary Society. Lawrence, Kans.: Republican Journal Printing Establishment, 1881.