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David Spangler KAUFMAN

(1813-1851)

KAUFMAN, David Spangler, a Representative from Texas; born in Boiling Springs, Cumberland County, Pa., December 18, 1813; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Princeton College in 1833; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Natchez, Miss., and commenced practice in Natchitoches, La.; moved to Nacogdoches, Republic of Texas, in 1837; served against the Indians; member of the Texas house of representatives 1839-1843; served in the Texas senate 1843-1845; appointed Chargé d’Affaires of Texas to the United States in 1845; moved to Lowes Ferry, Tex.; upon the admission of Texas as a State into the Union was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress; reelected to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses and served from March 30, 1846, until his death in Washington, D.C., on January 31, 1851; chairman, Committee on Rules (Thirty-first Congress); interment in the Congressional Cemetery; reinterment in the State Cemetery at Austin, Tex., in 1932.

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

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