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Nathan COLE

(1825-1904)

COLE, Nathan, a Representative from Missouri; born in St. Louis, Mo., July 26, 1825; attended the common schools and took a partial course at Shurtleff College, Alton, Ill.; engaged in mercantile pursuits in St. Louis; a director of the Bank of Commerce for forty-three years, most of which time he was vice president; director in a number of insurance and other corporations; mayor of St. Louis 1869-1871; president of the Merchants’ Exchange in 1876; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; resumed his former business activities in St. Louis, Mo., where his death occurred March 4, 1904; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

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

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