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(photos from Brady-Handy Collection, Lib. of Congress)

U. S. Congressman
representing California
Mar 4, 1873 - Mar 3, 1879

died Oct. 4, 1893, Sitka, Alaska

 a Representative from California; 
born near Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., June 27, 1831; attended the common schools; 
moved with his parents to a farm in Alabama in 1844; 
moved to Missouri in 1845 with his parents, who settled on a farm near St. Joseph; 
moved to California in 1852 and engaged in mining; settled in Yolo County and engaged in agricultural pursuits; 
moved to Prairie City (later Folsom) in 1853, to El Dorado County in 1854 and thence to Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, and to Alameda County; 
studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Oakland in 1856; 
justice of the peace in Brooklyn (now a part of Oakland) in 1856 and 1857; 
moved to Siskiyou County in 1858 and purchased a ranch near Fort Jones; 
engaged in agricultural pursuits, mining, and the practice of law; 
sergeant at arms of the State assembly in 1865 and 1866; member of the State house of representatives in 1871 and 1872; 
elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1879); 
declined to be a candidate for reelection; resumed the practice of law, farming, and mining; 
member of the board of State prison directors, 1887-1889; 
appointed United States Commissioner of Fisheries and special agent of the United States Treasury for Alaska in 1893; 
died in Sitka, Alaska, on October 4, 1893; interment in Fort Jones Cemetery, Fort Jones, Siskiyou County, Calif.

See also:
John King Luttrell on Wikipedia
26 Oct 1872 Weekly Trinity Journal (CA) editorial/article criticizing John King Luttrell prior to his election to Congress
15 Dec 1875 Congressman Luttrell investigates the opposing party
21 Jan 1877 - New Orleans Times Picayune - Congressman Luttrell in a dispute with a Congressman of the opposing party regarding questionable election practices