William F. Englebright

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

William F. Englebright
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 1st district
In office
November 6, 1906 – March 3, 1911
Preceded byJohn E. Raker
Succeeded byClair Engle
Personal details
Born(1855-11-23)November 23, 1855
New Bedford, Massachusetts
DiedFebruary 10, 1915(1915-02-10) (aged 59)
Oakland, California
Political partyRepublican
ChildrenHarry L. Englebright
OccupationMining Engineer

Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Englebright moved with his parents to Vallejo, California. He attended private and public schools and first began serving the United States as a joiner's apprentice at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. After he completed his studies in engineering he established himself in Nevada City, California as a mining engineer where he also served as a member of the Nevada City Board of Education.[1]

Englebright was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James N. Gillett. In Congress he served on the House Irrigation of Arid Lands committee, the House Mines and Mining committee, and the House Naval Affairs committee. [2]

He was reelected to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses and served from November 6, 1906 until his defeat in the 1910 election, leaving office on March 3, 1911. After his political career, he resumed his occupation as a mining engineer. Englebright died in Oakland, California on February 10, 1915 and was interred at Pine Grove Cemetery in Nevada City, California. [1]


  1. ^ a b "ENGLEBRIGHT, William Fellows - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  2. ^ "WILLIAM FELL ENGLEBRIGHT | C-SPAN.org". www.c-span.org. Retrieved 2019-09-14.
U.S. 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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