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David Archibald HARVEY

(1845-1916)

HARVEY, David Archibald, a Delegate from the Territory of Oklahoma; born in Stewiack, Province of Nova Scotia, Canada, March 20, 1845; moved with his parents to Clermont County, Ohio, in 1852; attended the public schools at Isabel, Ohio; enlisted in Company B, Fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, in September 1861 and served throughout the Civil War; attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Topeka, Kans., in 1869; city attorney of Topeka 1871-1881; judge of the probate court 1881-1889; moved to Wyandotte, Okla., in 1889; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses and served from November 4, 1890, to March 3, 1893; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law, representing Indian tribes in northeast Oklahoma and the Cayugas in New York, with residence in Wyandotte, Okla.; died in Hope, Eddy County, N.Mex., on May 24, 1916; interment in Seneca Cemetery, Seneca, Jasper County, Mo.

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

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