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Mark Reeves BACON

(1852-1941)

BACON, Mark Reeves, a Representative from Michigan; born in Phillipstown, White County, Ill., February 29, 1852; attended the public schools of his native city; taught school at Bolivar (Mo.) Academy in 1871; studied law; was admitted to the bar on July 4, 1876, and commenced practice in Fairfield, Wayne County, Ill.; city attorney of Fairfield, Ill.; delegate to several State conventions; moved to Orlando, Fla., in 1882 and to Jacksonville, Fla., in 1886 and engaged in the abstract business; moved to Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., 1895 and became associated with the Michigan Alkali Co.; presented credentials as a Republican Member-elect to the Sixty-fifth Congress, but was succeeded by Samuel W. Beakes, who contested his election(March 4, 1917-December 13, 1917); was not a candidate for renomination in 1918; retired in 1918 and resided in Wyandotte, Mich.; died at his winter home in Pasadena, Calif., August 20, 1941; interment in San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Calif.

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

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