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Lucien Bonaparte CHASE

(1817-1864)

CHASE, Lucien Bonaparte, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Derby Line, Vt., December 5, 1817; moved to Dover, Tenn., about 1838 and taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Charlotte, Dickson County, Tenn.; moved to Clarksville, Tenn., and resumed the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1849); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1848; moved to New York City in 1849; resumed the practice of law; died in Derby Line, Orleans County, Vt., December 4, 1864; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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