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Calvin Stewart BRICE

(1845-1898)
Senate Years of Service:
1891-1897
Party:
Democrat

BRICE, Calvin Stewart, a Senator from Ohio; born in Denmark, Ashtabula County, Ohio, September 17, 1845; attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; during the Civil War enlisted in the university company in April 1861 and served in West Virginia; graduated from Miami University in June 1863; recruited a company, reentered the Civil War as captain of that company and served until July 1865, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel; studied law at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; admitted to the Cincinnati bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Lima, Allen County, Ohio; member of the Democratic National Committee, serving as chairman in 1889; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1891, to March 3, 1897; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Pacific Railroads (Fifty-third Congress); died in New York City, December 15, 1898; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, Ohio.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Havighurst, Walter. ‘The World of Calvin Brice.’ In Men of Old Miami, 1809-1873, pp. 209-24. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1974.

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

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