Silas Zephaniah LANDES, Congress, IL (1842-1910)


LANDES, Silas Zephaniah, a Representative from Illinois; born in Augusta County, Va., May 15, 1842; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar by the supreme court of Illinois in August 1863 and commenced practice in Mount Carmel, Ill.; prosecuting attorney of Wabash County 1872-1884; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1888; resumed the practice of law in Mount Carmel; elected circuit judge of the fourth judicial circuit of Illinois June 1, 1891, and served six years; resumed the practice of law; died in Mount Carmel, Ill., May 23, 1910; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present