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Members of the House of Representatives

704. [MASS] COMINS, Linus Bacon, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Charlton, Mass., November 29, 1817; attended the common schools at Brookfield, Mass., and was graduated from Worcester County Manual Training High School; engaged in manufacturing in Roxbury, Mass.; member of the Roxbury city council 1846-1848 and served as its president in 1847 and 1848; mayor of Roxbury in 1854; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); resumed manufacturing pursuits; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; died in Jamaica Plain, Mass., October 14, 1892; interment in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Mass. CLIP SIGNATURE.............10-15

705. [MASS] DE WITT, Alexander, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in New Braintree, Mass., April 2, 1798; pursued an academic course; engaged in textile manufacturing in Oxford; member of the State house of representatives 1830-1836; served in the State senate in 1842, 1844, 1850, and 1851; member of the State constitutional convention in 1853; elected as a Free-Soil candidate to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; resumed the manufacture of textiles; died in Oxford, Worcester County, Mass., January 13, 1879; interment in South Cemetery. SIGNATURE............10-15

 

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706. [PA] BARCLAY, David, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pa., in 1823; attended Washington (now Washington and Jefferson) College, Washington, Pa.; studied law in Pittsburgh; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Punxsutawney, Brookville, and Kittanning, Pa.; one of the editors and publishers of the Pittsburgh Union and Legal Journal 1850-1855; while a resident of Brookville was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); resumed the practice of law; died in Freeport, Armstrong County, Pa., September 10, 1889; interment in Freeport Cemetery. SIGNATURE.............10-15

707. [DEL] CULLEN, Elisha Dickerson, a Representative from Delaware; born in Millsboro, Sussex County, Del., April 23, 1799; attended Princeton College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced practice in Georgetown, Del; elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Georgetown, Del., on February 8, 1862; interment in the Presbyterian Churchyard, Lewes, Del. CLIP SIGNATURE.............10-15

708. [OHIO] HILL, William David, a Representative from Ohio; born in Nelson County, Va., October 1, 1833; attended the country schools and Antioch College; moved to Springfield, Ohio, and published the Ohio Press in 1858; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Springfield, Ohio; mayor of Springfield 1861-1863; member of the State house of representatives 1866-1870; member of the Board of Education of Defiance, Ohio; superintendent of insurance 1875-1878; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880 and 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); elected to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); chairman, Committee on Territories (Forty-ninth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Defiance, Ohio; moved to Kalispell, Mont., in 1891; returned to Defiance in 1896 and continued the practice of law; city solicitor of Defiance 1903-1905; died near Litchfield, Ill., while en route to Los Angeles, Calif., December 26, 1906; interment in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance, Ohio. CLIP SIGNATURE..............10-15

709. [NY] PARKER, John Mason, a Representative from New York; born in Granville, N.Y., June 14, 1805; attended Granville Academy and was graduated from Middlebury College, Vermont, in 1828; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Owego, N.Y., in 1833; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; justice of the supreme court of New York 1859-1873, and sat as a justice of the general term of the third department 1867-1873; member of the court of appeals; died in Owego, N.Y., December 16, 1873; interment in Evergreen Cemetery. SIGNATURE.............10-15

710. [INDIANA] WOOD, Thomas Jefferson, a Representative from Indiana; born in Athens County, Ohio, September 30, 1844; moved with his parents to Vigo County, Ind., in 1853; attended the common schools; taught school two years; studied law in Terre Haute, Ind., and was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1867; moved to Crown Point, Lake County, Ind., in November 1867 and practiced law; corporation treasurer 1870-1872; prosecuting attorney of Lake County 1872-1876; member of the State senate 1878-1882; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; resumed the practice of law; died in Crown Point, Ind., October 13, 1908; interment in Maplewood Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE.................10-15

711. [MICHIGAN] WINANS, Edwin Baruch, a Representative from Michigan; born in Avon, Livingston County, N.Y., May 16, 1826; moved with his parents to Michigan in 1834; attended Albion College, Michigan; went to California and engaged in mining on the North Yuba River, near Placerville, in 1850; worked in different parts of the State until 1857; returned to Michigan in 1858 and settled in Hamburg, Livingston County, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1861-1865; delegate to the State constitutional convention of May 15, 1867; probate judge of Livingston County 1877-1881; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); resumed agricultural pursuits in Livingston County, Mich.; Governor of Michigan 1891-1893; died in Hamburg, Mich., July 4, 1894; interment in Hamburg Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE.............15-20

712. [NEB] CHAPMAN, Bird Beers, a Delegate from the Territory of Nebraska; born in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., August 24, 1821; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio; moved to the Territory of Nebraska and settled in Omaha; was editor of the Omaha Nebraskan 1855-1859; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessfully contested the election of Fenner Ferguson to the Thirty-fifth Congress; died at Put in Bay, Ottawa County, Ohio, September 21, 1871; interment in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Elyria, Ohio. SIGNATURE...............15-20

713. [OHIO] TAYLOR, Joseph Danner, a Representative from Ohio; born in Goshen Township, Belmont County, Ohio, November 7, 1830; attended the common schools and Madison College at Antrim; taught school 1854-1856, and was principal of the Fairview High School in 1857; studied law in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was admitted to the bar in 1859; was graduated from the Cincinnati Law College in 1860 and commenced practice in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, the same year; owner of the Guernsey Times 1861-1871; during the Civil War entered the Union Army as a captain in the Eighty-eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was judge advocate of the Department of Indiana in 1863 and 1864; citizen judge advocate in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1865; prosecuting attorney of Guernsey County, Ohio, 1863-1866; delegate to the Philadelphia Loyalist Convention in 1866; member of the Cambridge School Board 1870-1877; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1876 and 1880; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jonathan T. Updegraff; reelected to the Forty-eighth Congress and served from January 2, 1883, to March 3, 1885; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; elected to the Fiftieth, Fifty-first, and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1893); died in Cambridge, Ohio, September 19, 1899; interment in the South Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE.............15-20

714. [INDIANA] KLEINER, John Jay, a Representative from Indiana; born in West Hanover, Dauphin County, Pa., February 8, 1845; moved to Medina County, Ohio, in 1850 with his parents, who settled near Wadsworth; attended the public schools and assisted his father in agricultural pursuits; during the Civil War enlisted on June 20, 1863, in Company G, Eighty-sixth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served until February 10, 1864; returned to Wadsworth, Ohio, where he resided until 1867; moved to Evansville, Ind., in 1867; taught in the Evansville Business College and edited the Saturday Argus of that city; member of the city council of Evansville in 1873; engaged in the manufacture and sale of lumber; mayor of Evansville 1874-1880; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; engaged in the real estate business and stock raising at Pierre, S.Dak., in 1887; moved to Washington, D.C., in 1890 and engaged in the real estate business until his death in Takoma Park, Md., April 8, 1911; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C. CLIP SIGNATURE........10-15

715. [MICHIGAN] HATCH, Herschel Harrison, a Representative from Michigan; born in Morrisville, Madison County, N.Y., February 17, 1837; attended the common schools and was graduated from Hamilton College Law School, Clinton, N.Y., in 1857; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Morrisville, N.Y., 1858-1863; moved to Bay City, Mich.; elected alderman of Bay City at its first organization in 1865; judge of probate of Bay County 1868-1872; member of the constitutional commission of Michigan in 1873; member of the tax commission in 1881; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1884; resumed the practice of law; moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1895 and practiced law until 1910, when he retired; died in Detroit, Mich., November 30, 1920; interment in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, Mich. CLIP SIGNATURE................10-15

716. [NY] OLIVER, Andrew, a Representative from New York; born in Springfield, N.Y., January 16, 1815; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1835; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y., in 1838; judge of the court of common pleas 1843-1847; judge of the surrogate and county courts in 1846; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857); chairman, Committee on Invalid Pensions (Thirty-fourth Congress); unsuccessful candidate on the American Party ticket for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; engaged in agricultural pursuits and also in the practice of law; again served as county judge and surrogate 1872-1877; died in Penn Yan, N.Y., March 6, 1889; interment in Lake View Cemetery. SIGNATURE...................10-15

717. [PA] KUNKEL, John Christian, (grandfather of John Crain Kunkel), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Harrisburg, Pa., September 18, 1816; attended the common schools of Gettysburg, Pa., and was graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa. (later Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa.) in 1839; studied law at the Carlisle Law School; was admitted to the Dauphin County bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Harrisburg; served in the state house of representatives in 1844, 1845, and again in 1850; member of the state senate 1851-1853 and served as speaker in 1852 and 1853; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); chairman, Committee on Militia (Thirty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., October 14, 1870; interment in Harrisburg Cemetery. SIGNATURE..............10-15

718. [KANSAS] ANDERSON, John Alexander, a Representative from Kansas; born near Pigeon Creek, Washington County, Pa., June 26, 1834; attended public and private schools; was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1853; ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1857 and began preaching in Stockton, Calif.; elected trustee of the State insane asylum in 1860; appointed chaplain of the Third Regiment, California Volunteer Infantry, in 1862; accompanied General Connor's expedition to Salt Lake City in July 1862; mustered into the Federal service March 1863; resigned June 1863; California correspondent and agent of the United States Sanitary Commission 1863-1865; moved to Junction City, Kans., in 1868, where he erected the First Presbyterian Church, of which he was pastor for five years; regent of the University of Kansas in 1872 and 1873; president of the Kansas State Agricultural College 1873-1879; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886 but was elected as an Independent Republican to the Fiftieth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1890; appointed United States consul general to Cairo, Egypt, March 4, 1891, and remained there until shortly before his death in a hospital in Liverpool, England, May 18, 1892, en route to his home; interment in Highland Cemetery, Junction City, Kans. CLIP SIGNATURE.............15-20

719. [COLO] BELFORD, James Burns, (cousin of Joseph McCrum Belford), a Representative from Colorado; born in Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pa., September 28, 1837; attended the common schools and Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859; moved to California, Moniteau County, Mo., and commenced practice; moved to La Porte, La Porte County, Ind., in 1860; member of the State house of representatives in 1867; appointed an associate justice of the supreme court of Colorado in 1870 and moved to Central City; moved to Denver in 1883; upon the admission of Colorado as a State into the Union was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress and served from October 3, 1876, until March 3, 1877; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Forty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1877, until December 13, 1877, when he was succeeded by Thomas M. Patterson, who contested his election; elected to the Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1885); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Forty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1884; engaged in the practice of law in Denver, Colo., until his death there January 10, 1910; interment in Riverside Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE..............10-15

720. [IOWA] HOLMES, Adoniram Judson, a Representative from Iowa; born in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, March 2, 1842; moved with his parents to Palmyra, Wis., in 1853; attended the common schools; entered Milton College, Milton, Wis., but left in 1862 to enter the Union Army, where he served in the Twenty-fourth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, until the close of the Civil War; completed his studies in Milton College and was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1867; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boone, Iowa, in 1868; mayor in 1880 and 1881; member of the State house of representatives in 1882 and 1883; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1889); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1888; Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives in the Fifty-first Congress; resumed the practice of law in Boone, Iowa; county attorney 1896-1899; died in Clarinda, Iowa, January 21, 1902; interment in Linwood Cemetery, Boone, Iowa. CLIP SIGNATURE...............10-15

721. [NY] MILLER, Killian, a Representative from New York; born in Claverack, Columbia County, N.Y., July 30, 1785; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Livingston, N.Y., in 1806; member of the state assembly in 1825 and 1828; moved to Hudson, N.Y., in 1833 and continued the practice of law; clerk of Columbia County 1837-1840; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); resumed the practice of his profession; died in Hudson, Columbia County, N.Y., January 9, 1859; interment in Hudson City Cemetery. SIGNATURE..............10-15

722. [DELAWARE] LORE, Charles Brown, a Representative from Delaware; born in Odessa, New Castle County, Del., March 16, 1831; attended the public schools and Middletown Academy, Delaware; was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in June 1852; studied law; was admitted to the bar of New Castle County, Del., in 1861 and practiced; clerk of the State house of representatives in 1857; during the Civil War served as commissioner of the draft for New Castle County, Del., in 1862; attorney general of Delaware 1869-1874; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); was not a candidate for renomination; appointed chief justice of the supreme court of Delaware in 1893; reappointed in 1897 for a term of twelve years but retired in 1909; member of the code commission in 1909 and 1910; died in Wilmington, Del., March 6, 1911; remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in the Methodist Church Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE................10-15

723. [ILL] MADDEN, Martin Barnaby, a Representative from Illinois; born in Wolviston, England, March 21, 1855; immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Chicago, Ill., in 1860; attended the public schools in Chicago and was graduated from Bryant and Stratton Business College in 1873; was also graduated from an engineering trade school; president of the Quarry Owners' Association of the United States 1885-1889; vice president and director of the Builders and Traders' Exchange of Chicago in 1886 and 1887; member of the Chicago City Council 1889-1897; served as presiding officer of that body 1891-1893 and chairman of the finance committee for seven years; chairman of the Republican committee of Chicago 1890-1896; president of the Western Stone Co. 1895-1915; director of the Metropolitan Trust & Savings Bank of Chicago 1895-1910; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1896, 1900, 1912, 1916 and 1924; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1905, until his death; chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Sixty-eighth through Seventieth Congresses); had been nominated for reelection to the Seventy-first Congress; died in the room of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives, Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1928; interment in Fairview Cemetery, near Hinsdale, Du Page County, Ill. SIGNATURE..............10-15

724. [ILLINOIS] PAYSON, Lewis Edwin, a Representative from Illinois; born in Providence, R.I., September 17, 1840; moved with his parents to Illinois in 1852; attended the common schools and Lombard University, Galesburg, Ill.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Ottawa, Ill., in 1862; moved to Pontiac, Livingston County, Ill., in January 1865 and continued the practice of law; judge of the county court 1869-1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1891); chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Fifty-first Congress); resumed the practice of law; died in Washington, D.C., October 4, 1909; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE........10-15

725. [CALIF] BUDD, James Herbert, a Representative from California; born in Janesville, Rock County, Wis., May 18, 1851; moved to California in 1859 with his parents, who settled in Stockton; attended the public schools in Stockton and Brayton College, Oakland, in 1869; was graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1873; served as lieutenant colonel on the Governor's staff in 1873 and 1874; deputy district attorney in 1873 and 1874; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1874 and commenced practice in Stockton; served as first lieutenant in the California National Guard and was promoted to major of the line; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1884; appointed police and fire commissioner of Stockton in 1889; member of the board for drafting the city charter in 1889; Governor of California 1894-1898; resumed the practice of law in San Francisco; died in Stockton, Calif., July 30, 1908; interment in Rural Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE..............10-15

726. [OHIO] CAMPBELL, James Edwin, (nephew of Lewis Davis Campbell), a Representative from Ohio; born in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, July 7, 1843; attended the public schools and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; entered the Union Army as a member of the Mississippi Squadron, November 29, 1863, and served until honorably discharged September 24, 1864; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1865; deputy collector of internal revenue, third district; commenced the practice of law in Hamilton, Ohio, in 1867; prosecuting attorney of Butler County 1876-1880; successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Henry L. Morey to the Forty-eighth Congress; reelected to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses and served from June 20, 1884, to March 3, 1889; chairman, Committee on Alcoholic Liquor Traffic (Forty-ninth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888; Governor of Ohio in 1889; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1891, and again in 1895; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1892, 1920, and 1924; served on the commission to codify the State laws 1908-1911; resumed the practice of law in Columbus, Ohio, and died there on December 18, 1924; interment in Green Lawn Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE............10-15

727. [NY] BENNETT, Henry, a Representative from New York; born in New Lisbon, Otsego County, N.Y., September 29, 1808; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in New Berlin, Chenango County, N.Y.; served as clerk of the town of New Berlin in 1846; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first through the Thirty-third Congresses, as an Opposition Party to the Thirty-fourth, and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1859); chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Thirty-fourth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law in New Berlin, N.Y., until his death there on May 10, 1868; interment in St. Andrews' Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE............10-15

728. [CT] CLARK, Ezra, Jr., a Representative from Connecticut; born in Brattleboro, Vt., September 12, 1813; moved with his parents to Hartford, Conn., in 1819; attended the public schools; engaged in business as an iron merchant; member of the common council and the board of aldermen; president of the National Screw Co. of Hartford, later consolidated with the American Screw Co. of Providence, R.I.; judge of the municipal court; elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Thirty-fourth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Thirty-sixth Congress; president of the Hartford Board of Water Commissioners 1882-1895; president of the Young Men's Institute of Hartford for many years; died in Hartford, Conn., September 26, 1896; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE.............10-15

729. [PA] TYSON, Job Roberts, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., February 8, 1803; completed preparatory studies; taught school in Hamburg, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Pa.; also engaged in literary pursuits; held several local offices; served in the State house of representatives; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); died on his estate, "Woodlawn," Montgomery County, Pa., June 27, 1858; interment in South Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa. CLIP SIGNATURE.............10-15

730. [OHIO] SAPP, William Robinson, (uncle of William F. Sapp), a Representative from Ohio; born at Cadiz, Ohio, March 4, 1804; moved to Knox County, where he attended the public schools; engaged in the mercantile business in Danville; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice at Millersburg, Holmes County, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Holmes County; moved to Mount Vernon, Knox County, in 1846; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; assessor of internal revenue for the thirteenth district 1869-1872; collector of internal revenue from 1872 until his death in Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, January 3, 1875; interment in Mound View Cemetery. SIGNATURE................10-15

731. [NY] GILBERT, William Augustus, a Representative from New York; born in Gilead, Conn., January 25, 1815; moved with his parents to Champion, N.Y.; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the New York bar in 1843 and commenced the practice of law in Adams, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1851 and 1852; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1855, until his resignation February 27, 1857; served as president of Adams village in 1859 and 1860; engaged in the banking business; died in Adams, Jefferson County, N.Y., on May 25, 1875; interment in the Rural Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE.............10-15

732. [MASS] DAMRELL, William Shapleigh, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Portsmouth, N.H., November 29, 1809; attended the public schools; learned the art of printing and became the proprietor of a large printing establishment in Boston; elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); suffered a paralytic stroke before the expiration of his term; was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; resumed business activities; died in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., May 17, 1860; interment in Forest Hills Cemetery. SIGNATURE...............10-15

733. [NY] KELSEY, William Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Smyrna, Chenango County, N.Y., October 2, 1812; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Geneseo, N.Y.; surrogate of Livingston County 1840-1844; district attorney of Livingston County 1850-1853; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); chairman, Committee on Engraving (Thirty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1871); voluntarily retired from political life and resumed the practice of law in Geneseo, N.Y., where he died on April 20, 1879; interment in Temple Hill Cemetery. SIGNATURE................10-15

734. [NY] MATTESON, Orsamus Benajah, a Representative from New York; born in Verona, Oneida County, N.Y., August 28, 1805; attended the common schools; studied law in Utica, N.Y.; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced practice in Utica; city attorney of Utica in 1834 and 1836; State supreme court commissioner; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1853, until his resignation on February 27, 1857; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Thirty-fourth Congress); elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); interested in a scheme for the construction of the St. Mary's Ship Canal; engaged in lumbering and iron manufacturing and in the acquisition of large tracts of land; died in Utica, N.Y., December 22, 1889; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery. SIGNATURE...............10-15

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735. [PA] BROOM, Jacob, (son of James Madison Broom), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Baltimore, Md., July 25, 1808; received a classical education; moved to Philadelphia, Pa., with his parents in 1819; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Pa.; appointed deputy auditor of the State in 1840; clerk of the Philadelphia orphans' court 1848-1852; nominated by the Native American Party in 1852 for President of the United States; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Thirty-fourth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1856 and for election to the Thirty-sixth Congress in 1858; died in Washington, D.C., November 28, 1864; interment in Congressional Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE..............20-30

736. [Ohio] WADE, Edward, (brother of Benjamin Franklin Wade), a Representative from Ohio; born in West Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., November 22, 1802; received a limited schooling; moved to Andover, Ashtabula County, Ohio, in 1821; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio; justice of the peace of Ashtabula County in 1831; moved to Unionville in 1832; prosecuting attorney of Ashtabula County 1833; moved to Cleveland in 1837; elected as a Free-Soil candidate to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth, and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; died in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, August 13, 1866; interment in Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio. SIGNATURE..............10-15

737. [PA] KNIGHT, Jonathan, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bucks County, Pa., November 22, 1787; moved with his parents to East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pa., in 1801; attended the common schools; became a civil engineer; appointed by the State in 1816 to make and report on a map of Washington County; elected county commissioner and served three years; assisted in the preliminary surveys of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and the national road between Cumberland, Md., and Wheeling, Va. (now West Virginia); member of the State house of representatives 1822-1828; entered the service of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co. and visited England to pursue further studies in engineering; upon his return in 1830 was appointed chief engineer of that company and served until 1842; engaged in agricultural pursuits; secretary of the first agricultural society organized in Washington County; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress and for election in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits near East Bethlehem, Pa.; died November 22, 1858; interment in West Land Cemetery, near West Brownsville, Washington County, Pa. SIGNATURE..............10-15

738. [WISC] WOODWARD, Gilbert Motier, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Washington, D.C., December 25, 1835; educated in the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1861 and commenced practice in La Crosse, Wis., in February 1860; served more than three years in the Union Army during the Civil War as a private, first sergeant, second lieutenant, first lieutenant, and adjutant in the Second Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry; district attorney of La Crosse County 1866-1873; mayor of the city of La Crosse in 1874 and 1875; city attorney 1876-1882; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law in La Crosse, Wis.; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Wisconsin in 1886; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1888; died in La Crosse, Wis., March 13, 1913; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE...........15-20

739. [MISSOURI] SULLIVAN, Leonor Kretzer, (wife of John Berchmans Sullivan), a Representative from Missouri; born Leonor Alice Kretzer, August 21, 1902, in St. Louis, Mo.; attended public and private schools; attended Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.; teacher and director, St. Louis Comptometer School; served as administrative aide to her husband, John B. Sullivan, 1942-1951, and as secretary to United States Representative Irving of Missouri until May 1952, when she resigned to campaign for congressional nomination; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1977); chair, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Ninety-third and Ninety-fourth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; died on September 1, 1988, in St. Louis, Mo. TLS, 1975, 1p.....................10-15

740. [MASS] KNAPP, Chauncey Langdon, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Berlin, Vt., February 26, 1809; completed preparatory studies; learned the art of printing and engaged in newspaper work in Montpelier; for a number of years was coproprietor and editor of the State Journal; secretary of state of Vermont 1836-1849; moved to Massachusetts and located in Lowell; editor of the Lowell News and other papers; secretary of the state senate in 1851; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); editor of the Lowell Daily Citizen 1859-1882; died in Lowell, Mass., May 31, 1898; interment in Lowell Cemetery. SIGNATURE................10-15

741. [NY] PELTON, Guy Ray, a Representative from New York; born near Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Mass., August 3, 1824; attended the common schools and the Connecticut Literary Institute, Suffield, Conn.; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New York City in 1851; held various local offices; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Great Barrington; died while on a tour in an attempt to climb Mary's Mountain in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., July 24, 1890; interment in Mahaiwe Cemetery, Great Barrington, Mass. SIGNATURE................10-15

742. [NY] WOLFF, Lester Lionel, a Representative from New York; born in New York City January 4, 1919; attended the public schools of New York City; student at New York University; lecturer at New York University, 1939-1941; head of marketing department of Collegiate Institute, 1945-1949; major, public relations officer, and squadron commander in the Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxilliary, 1945-1950; colonel, commanding Congressional Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary, 1968-1980; chairman of the board of Coordinated Marketing Agency, 1950-1964; member of the board of Noramco (Dugan's), 1963-1964, and of the Madison Life Insurance Co., 1963-1968; engaged in television as a moderator and producer, 1948-1960; member of the United States Trade Mission to the Philippines in 1962 and to Malaysia and Hong Kong in 1963; chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Subcommittee on Consumers Study by the House of Representatives in 1957; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1981); chairman, Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control (Ninety-fourth through Ninety-sixth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; chairman, Pacific Community Institute, 1984 to present; television commentator; is a resident of Great Neck, N.Y. TLS, 1977, 1 full page about his career...............15-20

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743. [SOUTH DAKOTA] MUNDT, Karl Earl, a Representative and a Senator from South Dakota; born in Humboldt, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., June 3, 1900; attended the public schools of Humboldt, Pierre, and Madison, S.Dak.; graduated from Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., in 1923 and from Columbia University, New York City, in 1927; high school teacher of speech and social science in Bryant, S.Dak., 1923-1924, and superintendent of schools in Bryant 1924-1927; speech and social science teacher in General Beadle State Teachers College, Madison, S.Dak., 1927-1936; also engaged in the real estate and insurance business and in agricultural pursuits; member of the State Game and Fish Commission 1931-1937; also engaged in literary pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress; reelected to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his resignation on December 30, 1948, having been appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Vera C. Bushfield and served from December 31, 1948, to January 3, 1949; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1948; reelected in 1954, 1960 and 1966 and served from December 31, 1948, to January 3, 1973; was not a candidate for reelection in 1972; died in Washington, D.C., August 16, 1974; interment in Graceland Cemetery, Madison, S.Dak. Short TLS, 1954.......................15-20

744. [PA] PURVIANCE, Samuel Anderson, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Butler, Pa., January 10, 1809; after receiving a preliminary education, entered college and pursued a partial course and then studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Butler, Pa.; moved to Warren County and was prosecuting attorney for two years; returned to Butler, where he continued the practice of law; delegate to the state constitutional convention of 1837 and 1838; member of the state house of representatives in 1838 and 1839; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1844 and to the Republican National Convention in 1856, 1860, 1864, and 1868; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1858; moved to Pittsburgh in 1859 and continued the practice of law; served as attorney general of Pennsylvania in 1861; resumed the practice of his profession in Pittsburgh until 1876, when he retired; member of the National Executive Committee of the Republican Party 1864-1868; member of the state constitutional convention of 1872; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; died in Allegheny (now a part of Pittsburgh), Pa., February 14, 1882; interment in Highwood (formerly Bellevue) Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE........10-15

745. [NY] JAVITS, Jacob Koppel, a Representative and a Senator from New York; born in New York City, May 18, 1904; attended the public schools; traveling salesman; attended night classes at Columbia University; graduated from the New York University Law School in 1926; admitted to the bar in 1927 and commenced practice in New York City; lecturer and author of articles on political and economic problems; during the Second World War, served with the Chemical Warfare Service 1941-1944, with overseas service in the European and Pacific Theaters; discharged as a lieutenant colonel in 1945; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1947, until his resignation December 31, 1954; had been renominated in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress but withdrew; attorney general of New York 1954-1957; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1956 for the term commencing January 3, 1957, but did not assume his duties until January 9, 1957; reelected in 1962, 1968, and again in 1974, and served from January 9, 1957, to January 3, 1981; unsuccessful Republican candidate for renomination in 1980; unsuccessful Liberal candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1980; resumed the practice of law; adjunct professor of public affairs at Columbia University's School of International Affairs; author; awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on February 23, 1983; died in West Palm Beach, Florida, on March 7, 1986; interment in Linden Hill Cemetery, Queens, New York City. HIS SIGNATURE WRITTEN ON LETTER FROM COLLECTOR...................20-30

746. [ILLINOIS] LUCAS, Scott Wike, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born on a farm near Chandlerville, Cass County, Ill., February 19, 1892; attended the public schools and graduated from the law department of Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington in 1914; admitted to the bar in 1915 and commenced practice at Havana, Ill.; during the First World War served as an enlisted man and later as a lieutenant in the United States Army; State's attorney of Mason County 1920-1925; chairman of State Tax Commission 1933-1935; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1939); did not seek renomination, having become a candidate for Senator; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1938 and reelected in 1944 and served from January 3, 1939, to January 3, 1951; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950; Democratic whip 1947-1949; majority leader 1949-1951; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expense (Seventy-seventh through Seventy-ninth Congresses); engaged in the practice of law in Springfield, Ill., and Washington, D.C.; died en route to Florida at Rocky Mount, N.C., February 22, 1968; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana, Ill. TLS, 1949...........................20-30

747. [OHIO] UPSON, William Hanford, a Representative from Ohio; born in Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio, on January 11, 1823; attended Tallmadge Academy, pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Western Reserve College, Hudson, Ohio, in 1842; studied law one year in the law department of Yale College and in Painesville, Ohio; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Akron, Ohio, in 1846; prosecuting attorney of Summit County 1848-1850; member of the State senate 1853-1855; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1864 and 1876; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Forty-second Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; appointed associate justice of the supreme court of Ohio in 1883; elected judge of the circuit court of Ohio in 1884 and served until 1894; resumed the practice of law; died in Akron, Ohio, April 13, 1910; interment in Glendale Cemetery. SIGNATURE.....15-20

748. [Illinois] SABATH, Adolph Joachim, a Representative from Illinois; born in Zabori, Czechoslovakia, April 4, 1866; attended the schools of his native town; immigrated to the United States in 1881 and settled in Chicago, Ill.; was graduated from the Chicago College of Law in 1891; was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; ward committeeman and district leader in Chicago 1892-1944; appointed justice of the peace for the city of Chicago in 1895; police magistrate 1897-1906; member of the central and executive committees of the Democratic Party from 1909 to 1920; delegate to all the Democratic State conventions 1890-1952; delegate to all Democratic National Conventions 1896-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the twenty-three succeeding Congresses, but died before the convening of the Eighty-third Congress; served from March 4, 1907, until his death in Bethesda, Md., November 6, 1952; chairman, Committee on Alcohol Liquor Traffic (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Rules (Seventy-sixth through Seventy-ninth and Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses); interment in Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill. TLS, 1943...................20-30

749. [BOSTON] MAURICE J. TOBIN - Short 1939 TLS as mayor of Boston..........20-30

750. [NY] PIKE, Otis Grey, a Representative from New York; born in Riverhead, Suffolk County, N.Y., August 31, 1921; attended the public schools; A.B., Princeton University, 1946; LL.B., Columbia University Law School, 1948; served as a Marine Corps pilot in the Pacific Theater, 1942-1946; awarded five air medals; justice of the peace of the town of Riverhead, 1954-1960; member of the Riverhead Town Board, 1954-1960; lawyer; private practice; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1979); chairman, Select Committee on Intelligence (Ninety-fourth Congress); not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; president, South Oaks Hospital, Amityville, N.Y.; syndicated columnist, Newhouse newspapers, 1979-1999; is a resident of Vero Beach, Fla. TLS, 1961........................20-30

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751. SMITH, John Armstrong, a Representative from Ohio; born in Hillsboro, Ohio, September 23, 1814; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1834; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Hillsboro, Ohio; served in the State house of representatives in 1841; member of the State constitutional convention of Ohio in 1850; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); resumed the practice of law; member of the State constitutional convention of 1873; died in Hillsboro, Ohio, March 7, 1892; interment in Hillsboro Cemetery. Signature..........15-20

752. GETZ, James Lawrence, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., September 14, 1821; pursued an academic course; one of the founders of the Reading Gazette in 1840; purchased the Jefferson Democrat and merged the two papers under the name of the Reading Gazette and Democrat, disposing of his interests in 1868; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1846 but never practiced; member of the State house of representatives in 1856 and 1857 and served as speaker of the house during the latter year; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth, Forty-first, and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1873); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; again engaged in the newspaper business; city comptroller of Reading, Pa., from 1888 until his death in that city December 25, 1891; interment in Charles Evans Cemetery. Signature [half toned]............10-15

753. HOCH, Daniel Knabb, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born on a farm near Reading, Pa., January 31, 1866; attended the public schools; served a printing apprenticeship on a Reading, Pa., newspaper; worked in various departments of a newspaper; member of the State house of representatives 1899-1901; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908; controller of Berks County, Pa., 1912-1916; trustee of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church since 1937; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; engaged in historical research; died in Reading, Pa., October 11, 1960; interment in Charles Evans Cemetery. Signed card [toned].........10-15

754. POLAND, Luke Potter, a Senator and a Representative from Vermont; born in Westford, Vt., November 1, 1815; attended the common schools and Jericho Academy; taught school; studied law; admitted to the bar in December 1836 and practiced in Morrisville, Vt.; register of probate 1839-1840; member of the State constitutional convention in 1843; prosecuting attorney of Lamoille County 1844-1845; judge of the supreme court of Vermont 1848-1860, chief justice 1860-1865, when he resigned; appointed and subsequently elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jacob Collamer and served from November 21, 1865, to March 3, 1867; elected to the Fortieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Forty-fourth Congress; chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Fortieth Congress), Committee on Revision of the Laws (Fortieth, Forty-first and Forty-third Congresses); member, Vermont house of representatives 1878; trustee of the University of Vermont at Burlington and of the State Agricultural College; president of the First National Bank of St. Johnsbury for twenty years; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); was not a candidate for renomination; died at his country home near Waterville, Lamoille County, Vt., July 2, 1887; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Nice signature........20-30

 

757. EDMUNDS, George Franklin, a Senator from Vermont; born in Richmond, Chittenden County, Vt., February 1, 1828; attended the common schools and was privately tutored; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Burlington, Vt.; member, State house of representatives 1854-1859, serving three years as speaker; member, State senate, serving as its presiding officer in 1861 and 1862; appointed on April 3, 1866, and elected on October 24, 1866, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Solomon Foote; reelected in 1868, 1874, 1880, and 1886 and served from April 3, 1866, until his resignation, effective November 1, 1891; President pro tempore of the Senate (Forty-seventh and Forty-eight Congresses); chairman, Republican Conference (Forty-ninth to Fifty-first Congresses), Committee on Pensions (Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses), Committee on the Judiciary (Forty-second to Forty-fifth Congresses, and Forty-seventh to Fifty-first Congresses), Committee on Private Land Claims (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Foreign Relations (Forty-seventh Congress); appointed a member of the Electoral Commission to decide the contests in various States in the presidential election of 1876; resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia, Pa.; subsequently moved to Pasadena, Calif., where he died February 27, 1919; interment in Green Mount Cemetery, Burlington, Vt. Signature..............15-20

 

759. WILLARD, Charles Wesley, a Representative from Vermont; born in Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vt., June 18, 1827; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1851; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Montpelier in 1853; secretary of state of Vermont 1855 and 1856; declined a reelection; member of the State senate 1860 and 1861; became editor and publisher of the Montpelier Freeman in 1861; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first, Forty-second, and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Montpelier; member of the commission to revise the laws of Vermont in 1879 and 1880; died in Montpelier, Vt., on June 8, 1880; interment in Green Mount Cemetery. Signature..............10-15

760. LORIMER, William, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in Manchester, England, April 27, 1861; immigrated to the United States in 1866 with his parents, who settled in Michigan; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1870; self-educated; apprenticed to the trade of sign painter at the age of ten; worked in the packing houses and for a street railroad company; ward boss and constable 1886; engaged in the real estate business and later as a builder and brick manufacturer; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1901); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress; elected to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1903, until his resignation, effective June 17, 1909, having been elected Senator; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Sixty-first Congress), Committee on Mines and Mining (Sixty-second Congress), Committee on Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico (Sixty-second Congress); presented credentials as a Senator-elect to the United States Senate for the term that had commenced March 4, 1909, and served from June 18, 1909, until July 13, 1912, when, after a Senate investigation and acrimonious debate, the Senate adopted a resolution declaring "that corrupt methods and practices were employed in his election, and that the election, therefore, was invalid"; resumed his former pursuits and was president of La Salle Street Trust & Savings Bank 1910-1915; subsequently engaged in the lumber business; died in Chicago, Ill., September 13, 1934; interment in Calvary Cemetery. TLS, 1911, 1p..............25-35

761. HOPKINS, Albert Jarvis, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born near Cortland, De Kalb County, Ill., August 15, 1846; attended the public schools and graduated from Hillsdale (Mich.) College in 1870; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in Aurora, Ill.; prosecuting attorney of Kane County 1872-1876; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1884; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Reuben Ellwood; reelected to the Fiftieth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from December 7, 1885, to March 3, 1903; did not seek renomination, having become a candidate for Senator; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1903, to March 3, 1909; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Fisheries (Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Enrolled Bills (Sixtieth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Aurora and Chicago, Ill.; died in Aurora, Ill., August 23, 1922; interment in Spring Lake Cemetery. Signature. Fine.............15-20

762. MASON, William Ernest, (father of Winnifred Sprague Mason Huck), a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in Franklinville, Cattaragus County, N.Y., July 7, 1850; moved with his parents to Bentonsport, Van Buren County, Iowa, in 1858; attended the Bentonsport Academy and Birmingham College 1863-1865; taught school in Bentonsport 1866-1868, and in Des Moines, Iowa, 1868-1870; studied law; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1872; admitted to the bar and commenced practice; member, State house of representatives 1879; member, State senate 1882-1885; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in Chicago; elected to the United States Senate as a Republican and served from March 4, 1897, to March 3, 1903; chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses), Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (Fifty-seventh Congress); again resumed the practice of law in Chicago; elected to the Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, and Sixty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1917, until his death in Washington, D.C., on June 16, 1921; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, Ill. Signed card............15-20

763. YATES, Richard, (son of Richard Yates [1815-1873]), a Representative from Illinois; born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., December 12, 1860; attended public schools and Illinois Woman's College, Jacksonville, Ill., 1870-1874; city editor of the Daily Courier in 1878 and 1879, and of the Daily Journal 1881-1883; was graduated from the Illinois College, Jacksonville, Ill., in 1880 and from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1884; commenced practice in Jacksonville, Ill.; city attorney of Jacksonville 1885-1890; private in Company I, Fifth Infantry, Illinois National Guard 1885-1890; county judge of Morgan County 1894-1897; United States collector of internal revenue for the eighth internal revenue district 1897-1900; Governor of Illinois 1901-1904; member of the State public utilities commission 1914-1917; assistant attorney general of the State of Illinois in 1917 and 1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful for renomination in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress but was later appointed nominee and elected in place of Henry R. Rathbone, deceased; unsuccessful for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; resided in Harbor Springs, Mich., and Springfield, Ill., while engaged in writing his memoirs; died in Springfield, Ill., April 11, 1936; interment in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Ill. Signed card......15-20

764. OLIVER, Mordecai, a Representative from Missouri; born in Anderson County, Ky., October 22, 1819; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Richmond, Mo.; prosecuting attorney for the fifth judicial circuit in 1848; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857); elected as a Unionist secretary of state of Missouri in 1861; resumed the practice of law in St. Louis, Mo.; judge of the criminal court 1889-1893; moved to Springfield, Greene County, Mo., where he died April 25, 1898; interment in Hazelwood Cemetery. Signature.........10-15

 

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