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Linus Bacon COMINS

(1817-1892)

COMINS, Linus Bacon, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Charlton, Mass., November 29, 1817; attended the common schools at Brookfield, Mass., and was graduated from Worcester County Manual Training High School; engaged in manufacturing in Roxbury, Mass.; member of the Roxbury city council 1846-1848 and served as its president in 1847 and 1848; mayor of Roxbury in 1854; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); resumed manufacturing pursuits; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; died in Jamaica Plain, Mass., October 14, 1892; interment in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Mass.

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

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