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John Maxwell COGHLAN

(1835-1879)

COGHLAN, John Maxwell, a Representative from California; born in Louisville, Ky., December 8, 1835; moved with his parents to Illinois in 1847, and in 1850 they moved to California and settled in Suisun City; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Suisun City; member of the State assembly in 1865 and 1866; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; engaged in the practice of law until his death in Oakland, Calif., March 26, 1879; interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

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

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