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James Bradford FOLEY

(1807-1886)

FOLEY, James Bradford, a Representative from Indiana; born near Dover, Mason County, Ky., October 18, 1807; received a limited schooling; employed on a flatboat on the Mississippi River in 1823; moved to Greensburg, Ind., in 1834; engaged in mercantile pursuits 1834-1837, and afterwards in farming; treasurer of Decatur County 1841-1843; member of the State constitutional convention in 1850; appointed commander of the Fourth Brigade of State militia in 1852; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); resumed agricultural pursuits in Decatur County; died in Greensburg, Ind., December 5, 1886; interment in South Park Cemetery.

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

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