ENGLISH, William Eastin, (1850 - 1926)


ENGLISH, William Eastin, (son of William Hayden English), a Representative from Indiana; born at “Englishton Park,” near Lexington, Scott County, Ind., November 3, 1850; moved to Indianapolis in 1865; attended public and private schools; was graduated from the law department of the Northwestern Christian (now Butler) University at Indianapolis in 1873; was admitted to the bar the same year and practiced in Indianapolis until 1882; member of the State house of representatives in 1880; successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Stanton J. Peelle to the Forty-eighth Congress and served from May 22, 1884, to March 3, 1885; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1884 and resumed his former business pursuits at Indianapolis; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1892 and 1896, and chairman of the committee on rules and order of business in the former; left the Democratic Party in 1900 and became active in the Republican Party; served as captain and aide-de-camp on the staff of Gen. Joseph Wheeler in the Spanish-American War; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912; elected a member of the State senate in 1916; reelected in 1920 and again in 1924 and served until his death in Indianapolis, Ind., April 29, 1926; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.