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Calvin COWGILL

(1819-1903)

COWGILL, Calvin, a Representative from Indiana; born in Clinton County, Ohio, January 7, 1819; attended the common schools; moved with his parents to Indiana in 1836; studied law in Winchester, Randolph County; moved to Wabash County, Ind., in 1846; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Wabash; member of the State house of representatives in 1851 and again during the special session of 1865; treasurer of Wabash County 1855-1859; provost marshal of the eleventh district of Indiana 1862-1865; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); was not a candidate for renomination in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Wabash, Wabash County, Ind., where he died February 10, 1903; interment in Falls Cemetery.

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

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