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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 8th district
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
|Preceded by||William Cullen|
|Succeeded by||Charles A. Hill|
March 29, 1816|
Busti, New York
|Died||April 8, 1903
Born in Busti, New York, Plumb attended the common schools. He engaged in mercantile pursuits, and moved to Ohio. He served as member of the Ohio State house of representatives in 1855. Deciding to study law, he was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Oberlin, Ohio. During the Civil War served in the Union Army as captain and quartermaster of Volunteers, 1861-65. He was brevetted lieutenant colonel.
He moved to Illinois in 1866 and settled in Streator. He engaged in the mining of coal and the building of railroads. He served as mayor of Streator from 1882-85, and was later elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889). Plumb engaged in banking until his death in Streator on April 8, 1903.
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