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Clement Laird BRUMBAUGH

(1863-1921)

BRUMBAUGH, Clement Laird, a Representative from Ohio; born on a farm near Pikeville, Darke County, Ohio, February 28, 1863; attended the district schools and the Greenville (Ohio) High School; taught school, worked on a farm, and tutored; was graduated from National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, in 1887; founded and conducted the Van Buren Academy 1887-1891; attended Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, 1891-1893; was graduated from Harvard University in 1894; taught school in Washington, D.C., 1894-1896; superintendent of schools in Greenville, Ohio, 1896-1900; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in Columbus, Ohio; member of the State house of representatives 1900-1904, serving as minority leader; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1921); chairman, Committee on Railways and Canals (Sixty-fifth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1920; lived in retirement in Columbus, Ohio, until his death there on September 28, 1921; interment in Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio.

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

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