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Charles E. Lippincott

Charles E. Lippincott

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Charles Ellet Lippincott (January 25, 1825 – September 13, 1887) was an American physician and politician.

Born in Edwardsville, Illinois, Lippincott studied at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. He then received his medical degree from St. Louis Medical College, in Saint Louis, Missouri. He then practiced medicine in Chandlerville, Illinois. From 1852 to 1857, Lippincott lived in Yuba County, California. He served in the California State Senate from 1853 to 1855 and was a Democrat. Lippincott was involved with the anti-slavery movement in California. He returned to Chandlerville, Illinois and continue to practice medicine. During the American Civil War, Lippincott served in the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment and was commissioned a colonel. In 1867, Lippincott served as secretary of the Illinois State Senate; then, he was appointed Doorkeeper of the United States House of Representatives. From 1869 to 1877, Lippincott served as Auditor of Public Accounts, State of Illinois. Lippincott was involved in the Republican Party in Illinois. He served as the first superintendent of the Soldiers and Sailors House in Quincy, Illinois; he died there in September 1887. While living in California and serving in the California State Senate, Lippincott was involved in a duel with Robert Tevis who was killed as the result of the duel.

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