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Lucien Coatsworth GAUSE

(1836-1880)

GAUSE, Lucien Coatsworth, a Representative from Arkansas; born near Wilmington, Brunswick County, N.C., December 25, 1836; moved to Lauderdale County, Tenn.; studied under a private tutor; was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; studied law and was graduated from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Jacksonport, Ark., in 1859; during the Civil War entered the Confederate service as lieutenant, attaining the rank of colonel; resumed the practice of law in Jacksonport in 1865; member of the State house of representatives in 1866; commissioner to represent the State government at Washington; unsuccessfully contested the election of Asa Hodges to the Forty-third Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for renomination in 1878; resumed the practice of law; died in Jacksonport, Ark., November 5, 1880; interment in the private burying ground near Jacksonport.

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

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