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De Witt Clinton BADGER

(1858-1926)

BADGER, De Witt Clinton, a Representative from Ohio; born near London, Madison County, Ohio, August 7, 1858; attended the country schools in Madison County and Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio; taught school from 1875 to 1880; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in London, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Madison County 1882-1885; moved to Columbus, Ohio, and was elected judge of the court of common pleas in 1893; reelected in 1897 and served until 1903, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1904; resumed the practice of law in Columbus, Ohio; mayor of Columbus 1906-1908; died in Columbus, Ohio, May 20, 1926; interment in Green Lawn Cemetery.

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

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