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John D. FREEMAN

(1886)

FREEMAN, John D., a Representative from Mississippi; born in Cooperstown, N.Y., birth date unknown; attended the common schools; moved to Mississippi and located in Grand Gulf; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; district attorney; moved to Natchez, Miss.; attorney general of Mississippi, 1841-1851; author of the first volume of reports of decisions of the Chancery Court of Mississippi published in 1844; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); served as attorney general; member of the Democratic State central committee and served as chairman; moved to Colorado and settled in Canon City in 1882; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Canon City, Colo., January 17, 1886; interment in Jackson, Miss.

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

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