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(20 December, 1824 — 11 June, 1899) Phelps was an American politician and businessman. Born in Chenango county, N.Y., Phelps moved to San Francisco in 1849 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. Phelps served as a member of the State assembly from 1855 to 1857 and served in the State senate from 1858 to 1861. Phelps was later elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh congress serving from March 4th, 1861 to March 3rd, 1863. Phelps served as Regent of the University of California at Berkeley from 1880 until his death. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of California Delegation—The Road to Civil War.
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