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Lewis Vital BOGY

(1813-1877)
Senate Years of Service:
1873-1877
Party:
Democrat

BOGY, Lewis Vital, a Senator from Missouri; born in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., April 9, 1813; attended the public schools; employed as clerk in a mercantile establishment; studied law in Illinois; graduated from Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1835 and commenced practice in St. Louis; served in the Black Hawk War; member of the board of aldermen of St. Louis in 1838; member, State house of representatives 1840-1841, 1854-1855; Commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1867 and 1868; president of the city council of St. Louis in 1872; one of the founders of the St. Louis Iron Mountain Railway, acting as president for two years; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1873, until his death in St. Louis, Mo., September 20, 1877; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Bogy, Lewis Vital. A Common Man. New York: P.F. Collier, 1893; Bogy, Lewis Vital. In Office: A Story of Washington Life and Society. Chicago: F.J. Schulte Co., 1891; U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses for Lewis Bogy. 45th Cong., 2nd sess., 1877-1878. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1878.

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

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