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Ben C. EASTMAN

(1812-1856)

EASTMAN, Ben C., a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Strong, Maine, October 24, 1812; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and practiced in Green Bay, Wis.; moved to Platteville, Wis., the same year and continued the practice of law; secretary of the legislative council of Wisconsin Territory 1843-1846; district attorney of Grant County; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-Third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854; resumed the practice of law; died in Platteville, Grant County, Wis., February 2, 1856; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wis.

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

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