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Clement DOWD


DOWD, Clement, a Representative from North Carolina; born at Richland Creek, near Carthage, Moore County, N.C., August 27, 1832; attended the common schools; was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1856; engaged in teaching in 1857 and 1858; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Charlotte, N.C.; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army; after the war resumed the practice of law; mayor of Charlotte 1869-1871; president of the Merchants & Farmers’ National Bank 1871-1874; president of the Commercial National Bank of Charlotte, N.C., 1874-1880; delegate to the Democratic State convention in 1881; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1885); was not a candidate for renomination in 1884; State bank examiner in 1885 and 1886; collector of internal revenue for the district of North Carolina in 1886 and 1887; again engaged in the practice of law; died in Charlotte, N.C., April 15, 1898; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

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

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