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Bernard Gregory CAULFIELD

(1828-1887)

CAULFIELD, Bernard Gregory, a Representative from Illinois; born in Alexandria, Va., October 18, 1828; received a classical education; was graduated from Georgetown College, Washington, D.C., in 1848 and from the law department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1850; was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced the practice of law in Lexington, Ky.; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1853 and continued the practice of his profession; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John B. Rice; reelected to the Forty-fourth Congress and served from February 1, 1875, to March 3, 1877; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Forty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1876; resumed the practice of law; moved to Dakota Territory in 1878 and settled in Deadwood; continued the practice of law and became a large landowner; died in Deadwood, Territory of Dakota (now South Dakota), December 19, 1887; interment in Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.

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

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