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Ralph Pomeroy BUCKLAND

(1812-1892)

BUCKLAND, Ralph Pomeroy, a Representative from Ohio; born in Leyden, Mass., January 20, 1812; moved with his parents to Ravenna, Ohio, the same year; attended the country schools, Tallmadge (Ohio) Academy, and Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1837 and commenced practice in Fremont, Ohio; mayor of Fremont 1843-1845; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1848; member of the State senate 1855-1859; entered the Union Army as colonel of the Seventy-second Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, January 10, 1862; commissioned brigadier general of Volunteers November 29, 1862; brevetted major general March 13, 1865; resigned from the Army January 6, 1865; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1869); was not a candidate for renomination in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Philadelphia Loyalists’ Convention in 1866 and to the Pittsburgh Soldiers’ Convention; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876; Government director of the Union Pacific Railroad 1877-1880; died in Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio, May 27, 1892; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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