William Ellis Niblack
William E. Niblack paper
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Christian Baich, November 2005
William Ellis Niblack was born on May 19, 1822, in Dubois County, Indiana. He studied at Indiana University in Bloomington and was admitted to the bar in 1843. Niblack practiced law in Vincennes, Indiana; acted as surveyor of Dubois County; served in the Indiana House of Representatives in 1849-1850 and 1862-1863; and served in the Indiana Senate from 1850 to 1853. From January 1854 to October 1859, he was the judge of the third Circuit Court. He also served as a member of the United States Congress from 1857 to 1861 and 1865 to 1875. Niblack was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864, 1868, and 1876. After leaving Congress, he returned to practicing law. He became a justice on the Indiana Supreme Court in 1877 and served until 1889 when he moved to Indianapolis and retired from public service. William E. Niblack died on May 7, 1893, and is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. 23 Sept. 2005
Scope and Content Note:
The collection consists of one paper prepared by William Niblack for the Semi-Centennial Celebration of St. James Episcopal Church in Vincennes, Indiana.
1889 Nov. 12 Paper prepared for Semi-Centennial Celebration of St. James Episcopal Church, Vincennes, Indiana.
Size of Collection:
Mrs. Harry Watts, 15 February 1941
Access: This collection is open for research.
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Language Materials are entirely in English
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