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Roswell Gilbert HORR

(1830-1896)

HORR, Roswell Gilbert, a Representative from Michigan; born in Waitsfield, Washington County, Vt., November 26, 1830; moved with his parents to Lorain County, Ohio, in 1834; attended the public schools; was graduated from Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1857; clerk of the court of common pleas of Lorain County 1857-1862 and reelected in 1860; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1862 and commenced practice in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio; moved to southeastern Missouri in 1866 and engaged in mining for six years; moved to East Saginaw, Mich., in 1872; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; moved to New York City in 1890; associate editor on the staff of the New York Tribune until his death in Plainfield, N.J., December 19, 1896; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington, Ohio.

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

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