KELLOGG, William Pitt (1830-1918)
Senate Years of Service: 1868-1872; 1877-1883

KELLOGG, WILLIAM PITT, a Senator and a Representative from Louisiana; born in Orwell, Addison County, Vt., December 8, 1830; attended Norwich University, Vermont; moved to Peoria, Ill., in 1848; taught school for several years, studying law in the meantime; admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Canton, Fulton County, Ill.; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1860; appointed by President Abraham Lincoln chief justice of the supreme court of the Territory of Nebraska in 1861; returned to Illinois and joined the Illinois Volunteer Cavalry; resigned on account of ill health; appointed by President Lincoln collector of the port of New Orleans on April 13, 1865; resigned in 1868, having been elected Senator; upon the readmission of Louisiana to representation was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from July 9, 1868, until November 1, 1872, when he resigned, having been elected Governor; Governor of Louisiana 1873-1877; again elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1877, to March 3, 1883; declined to be a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Railroads (Forty-seventh Congress); elected to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); withdrew from active political life and lived in retirement in Washington, D.C., where he died on August 10, 1918; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Louisiana State Museum
New Orleans, LA
Papers: 1872-1874. Letter and petition.

Louisiana State University
Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections
Baton Rouge, LA
Papers: 1861-1884. 1,238 items. Chiefly gubernatorial papers including letters from contemporary politicians concerning local patronage, freedmen voting, and federal occupation of certain areas of the state; petitions for pardon and redress of grievances; extradition papers; and joint resolution of the Louisiana legislature opposing Kellogg's membership in the U.S. Senate. Also 1 letter (1874) in Edward A. Burke papers, 1859-1929 (bulk 1872-1899).

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: January 19, 1874; July 24, 1882. 2 letters.

Syracuse University
George Arents Research Library
Syracuse, NY
Papers: In Alexander Del Mar letters, 1866-1896.

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In Evarts family papers, 1753-1960 (bulk 1798-1901).