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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1857 Union
1858 Union
1859 People's Republican
1860 People's Republican
 Counties   Potter, Tioga


08/1815 - 05/22/1887

Tioga County (1857), Potter and Tioga Counties (1858-1860)

WILLISTON, Lorenzo Parsons, a Representative from Potter and Tioga Counties; born, August of 1815 in Binghamton, Broome County, NY; clerk, S.F. Wilson Law practice; attorney-at-law; elected as a Unionist to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1857 and 1858 terms; reelected to the House as a People's Party Republican for the 1859 and 1860 terms, not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1861 term; presidential appointee, associate judge, Territory of Dakota (now South Dakota), (1861-1864); presidential appointee, associate justice, Supreme Court, Territory of Montana (now Montana), (1864-1868); unsuccessful Greenbacker campaign, United States Congress (1878); died, May 22, 1887 in Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania; interred, Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.