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William CUMBACK

(1829-1905)

CUMBACK, William, a Representative from Indiana; born near Mount Carmel, Franklin County, Ind., March 24, 1829; attended the common schools and was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; taught school two years; studied law at the Cincinnati Law School; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Greensburg, Ind., in 1853; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856; resumed the practice of law; appointed a paymaster in the Army and served throughout the Civil War; member of the State senate in 1866; Lieutenant Governor of Indiana in 1868; unsuccessful for election to the United States Senate in 1869; United States revenue collector 1871-1883; trustee of De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind.; unsuccessful candidate for nomination for Governor in 1896; died in Greensburg, Ind., July 31, 1905; interment in South Park Cemetery.

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

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