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William E. Calkins (1842-94), shown on Jan. 22, 1890, was a judge, U.S. Representative from Indiana, and a Civil War veteran, who was captured at Shiloh. Upon his release, he studied law and became a prosecutor in Porter County, then moved to La Porte. Elected to Congress in 1877, he retired in 1884. Calkins then accepted an appointment as a U.S. associate justice in the state of Washington, prior to its statehood.

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