06/1813 - 02/09/1869

Fayette County (1848-1849), Fayette and Westmoreland Counties (1854)

ROBERTS, William Y., a Representative from Fayette and Westmoreland Counties; born, June of 1813 in Luzerne Township, Fayette County, Pa.; colonel, Company B, 1st Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Infantry (1861-1864), Civil War); farmer; postmaster, United States Postal Service, Brownsville (1838-1841); lawyer; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for 1848 and 1849 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1850 term; elected, school director, Luzerne Township (1850); reelected to the House to serve the 1854 term; presidential appointee, lieutenant governor, Kansas Territory, under the Topeka Constitution (1855); engaged, real estate; elected, member, Leavenworth Constitutional Convention (1859); elected, member, Kansas House of Representatives, Wyandotte County (1859, 1861); unsuccessful campaign, United States Senator, Kansas (1864); editor and contributor, Lawrence Tribune (1868); died, February 9, 1869 in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas; interred, Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.

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