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John CARR

(1793-1845)

CARR, John, a Representative from Indiana; born in Uniontown, Perry County, Ind., April 9, 1793; moved with his parents to Clark County, Ind., in 1806; attended the public schools; fought in the Battle of Tippecanoe; appointed lieutenant in a company of United States Rangers, authorized by an act of Congress for defense of western frontiers, in 1812; brigadier general and major general of the Indiana Militia until his death; county clerk 1824-1830; presidential elector for Jackson and Calhoun in 1824; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second, Twenty-third, and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1837); chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Twenty-fourth Congress); unsuccessful candidate in 1836 for reelection to the Twenty-fifth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); died in Charlestown, Clark County, Ind., January 20, 1845; interment in the Old Cemetery.

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

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