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Orlando BURRELL

(1826-1921)

BURRELL, Orlando, a Representative from Illinois; born in Newton, Bradford County, Pa., July 26, 1826; moved with his parents to White County, Ill., in 1834; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; during the Civil War raised a company of Cavalry in June 1861, was elected its captain, and was attached to the First Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry; judge of White County 1873-1881; sheriff of White County 1892-1894; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Minneapolis in 1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; retired from public life and resumed his agricultural pursuits; died in Carmi, White County, Ill., June 7, 1921; interment in Maple Ridge Cemetery.

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

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