Kellogg, Orlando

Born: 1809-06-18 New York

Died: 1865-08-24 New York

Orlando Kellogg was a New York attorney and U.S. representative. After receiving his education, he became a carpenter. Kellogg read law and earned admission to the New York bar in 1838, opening a law practice in Elizabethtown, New York. From 1840 to 1844, he was surrogate of Essex County, New York. In 1846, Kellogg won election, as a Whig, to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from March 1847 to March 1849. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1848. After his term in Congress, Kellogg returned to his law practice. After the demise of the Whig Party, he joined the Republican Party, and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860, which nominated Abraham Lincoln for president. In 1862, he returned to the House as a Republican, serving from March 1863 until his death.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 1319; Gravestone, Riverside Cemetery, Elizabethtown, NY.