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John COSGROVE

(1839-1925)

COSGROVE, John, a Representative from Missouri; born near Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County, N.Y., September 12, 1839; attended the district schools and the Redwood (N.Y.) School; studied law in Watertown; was admitted to the bar in October 1863 and commenced practice in New York; moved to Boonville, Mo., in 1865 and continued the practice of law; city attorney of Boonville in 1870 and 1871; elected prosecuting attorney of Cooper County in 1872; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1872 and 1920; again city attorney of Boonville from April 1877 to April 1878 and from April 1879 to April 1881; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); was renominated in 1884, but withdrew before election day; resumed the practice of law in Boonville, Mo., where he died August 15, 1925; interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

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

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