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Samuel Dickinson BURCHARD

(1836-1901)

BURCHARD, Samuel Dickinson, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Leyden, N.Y., July 17, 1836; moved with his father to Beaver Dam, Wis., in 1845; attended Madison (now Colgate) University, Hamilton, N.Y.; engaged in the wool manufacturing business in Beaver Dam; during the Civil War entered the Union Army as a lieutenant in the Missouri Militia; appointed assistant quartermaster of United States Volunteers with the rank of captain; was stationed at New York; was mustered out with the rank of major; member of the Wisconsin senate 1872-1874; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Greenwood, Wise County, Tex., September 1, 1901; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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