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Walter GRESHAM

(1841-1920)

GRESHAM, Walter, a Representative from Texas; born at “Woodlawn,” near Newtown, King and Queen County, Va., July 22, 1841; attended Stevensville Academy and Edge Hill Academy, and was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1863; served as a private in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Galveston, Tex.; district attorney for the Galveston judicial district in 1872; member of the State house of representatives 1886-1891; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Galveston, Tex.; died in Washington, D.C., November 6, 1920; interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.

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

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