Silas Z. Landes
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Silas Z. Landes
Silas Z. Landes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 16th district

March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1889
Aaron Shaw
George W. Fithian
Personal details
Born(1842-05-15)May 15, 1842
Augusta County, Virginia
DiedMay 23, 1910(1910-05-23) (aged 68)
Mount Carmel, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic

Silas Zephaniah Landes (May 15, 1842 – May 23, 1910) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Augusta County, Virginia, Landes attended the public schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court of Illinois in August 1863 and commenced practice in Mount Carmel, Illinois. He served as prosecuting attorney of Wabash County 1872-1884.

Landes was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1888. He resumed the practice of law in Mount Carmel.

Landes was elected circuit judge of the fourth judicial circuit of Illinois June 1, 1891, and served six years. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Mount Carmel, Illinois, May 23, 1910. He was interred in Rose Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Silas Z. Landes (id: L000048)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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