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CRADLEBAUGH, John, a Delegate from the Territory of Nevada; born in Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio, February 22, 1819; attended the common schools, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, and Oxford (Ohio) University; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840; appointed United States associate justice for the district of Utah on June 4, 1858; moved to Carson City, Nev.; upon the formation of the Territory of Nevada was elected a Delegate to the Thirty-seventh Congress and served from December 2, 1861, to March 3, 1863; colonel of the One Hundred and Fourteenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served from April 27, 1862, until honorably discharged October 20, 1863, on tender of resignation; wounded at Vicksburg; returned to Nevada and settled in Eureka; engaged in the mining business until his death in Eureka, Nev., February 22, 1872; interment in Forest Cemetery, Circleville, Ohio.

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

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