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William F. Englebright

William Fellows Englebright (November 23, 1855 – February 10, 1915) was a U.S. Representative from California, father of Harry Lane Englebright.

Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Englebright moved with his parents to Vallejo, California. He attended private and public schools. He entered the service of the United States at the navy yard, Mare Island, as joiner's apprentice and completed his studies in engineering. He established himself in Nevada City, California, as a mining engineer. He served as member of the Nevada City Board of Education.

Englebright was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James N. Gillett. He was reelected to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses and served from November 6, 1906, to March 3, 1911. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress. He resumed his occupation as a mining engineer. He died in Oakland, California, February 10, 1915. He was interred in Pine Grove Cemetery, Nevada City, California.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James N. Gillett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
John E. Raker

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