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Gabriel BOUCK

(1828-1904)

BOUCK, Gabriel, (nephew of Joseph Bouck), a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Fultonham, Schoharie County, N.Y., December 16, 1828; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1847; studied law; moved to Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis., in 1848; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Oshkosh; attorney general of the State in 1858 and 1859; member of the State assembly in 1860 and 1874, serving the last year as speaker; served in the Union Army as captain of Company E, Second Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, from July 11, 1861, to April 21, 1862, and as colonel of the Eighteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, from April 22, 1862, to January 4, 1864; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1868 and 1872; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law in Oshkosh, Wis., and died there on February 21, 1904; interment in the Riverside Cemetery.

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

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