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Benjamin Pixley BIRDSALL

(1858-1917)

BIRDSALL, Benjamin Pixley, a Representative from Iowa; born in Weyauwega, Waupaca County, Wis., October 26, 1858; attended the common schools of Iowa and Iowa State University, Iowa City; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1878 and practiced; served as district judge of the eleventh judicial district of Iowa from January 1893 to October 1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, and Sixtieth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1909); resumed the practice of law in Clarion, Wright County, Iowa, where he died May 26, 1917; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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