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Dudley Chase HASKELL

(1842-1883)

HASKELL, Dudley Chase, (grandfather of Otis Halbert Holmes), a Representative from Kansas; born in Springfield, Windsor County, Vt., March 23, 1842; moved with his parents to Lawrence, Kans., in 1855; attended school at Springfield, Vt., in 1857 and 1858; engaged in business as a shoe merchant; followed the gold rush to Pikes Peak, Colo., in 1859 and resided there until 1861; assistant to the quartermaster of the Union Army in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and the Indian Territory in 1861 and 1862; left the service and entered Williston’s Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., in 1863; was graduated from Yale College in 1865; returned to Lawrence, Kans., and engaged in the shoe business 1865-1867; member of the State house of representatives in 1872, 1875, and 1876, and served as speaker in 1876; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1877, until his death in Washington, D.C., December 16, 1883; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Forty-seventh Congress); interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kans.

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

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