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Nathan Tracy CARR

(1833-1885)

CARR, Nathan Tracy, a Representative from Indiana; born in Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., December 25, 1833; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Starkey Academy in 1851; moved to Midland County, Mich.; studied law; was admitted to the Midland County bar in 1858 and commenced practice at Vassar, Mich.; member of the State house of representatives 1858-1860; recorder of Midland County in 1861 and 1862; served as a lieutenant in the Second Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry, in 1862; moved to Columbus, Ind., in 1867; prosecuting attorney for Bartholomew, Shelby, Jackson, and Brown Counties in 1870; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Michael C. Kerr and served from December 5, 1876, to March 3, 1877; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1876; resumed the practice of law in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Ind.; appointed judge of the ninth judicial circuit court of Indiana in 1878; died in Columbus, Ind., May 28, 1885; interment in the City Cemetery.

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

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