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LAING, William S.
Senator from the counties of Marquette, Menominee and Iron in 1887, was born in Scotland in 1845, and came to Canada with his parents in 1849. He removed to Michigan in 1865, where he was engaged to work in the lumber woods and at farming until 1878, when he removed to Iron Mountain, and engaged in the butcher business. He is interested in a large wholesale and retail meat market at Iron Mountain, and at Marinette, Wisconsin, and in a saw-mill and general store at Wilson. He was elected to the Senate as a Republican by a vote of 5,141 to 4,709 for George W. Brown, democratic and labor candidate.
Bingham Michigan Biographies - Early History with Biographies of State Officer 1887

THOMPSON, Henry W.
Representative in 1887 from the counties of Delta and Iron, was born in Brooklyn, Mich., July 14,1847, but soon removed with his parents to Tyrone, Livingston county. Educated in common schools. In 1864 enlisted as a private in the 10th Michigan infantry, and served until the close of the war. At the age of twenty-four became a minister and has preached in Ingham, Shiawassee, Baraga and Delta counties. In politics a Republican.
Bingham Michigan Biographies - Early History with Biographies of State Officer 1887



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