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David KILGORE

(1804-1879)

KILGORE, David, a Representative from Indiana; born in Harrison County, Ky., April 3, 1804; moved with his father to Franklin County, Ind., in 1819; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced practice in Yorktown, Ind.; member of the State house of representatives 1833-1836, 1838, 1839, and 1855, and served as speaker in 1855; president judge of the Yorktown circuit 1839-1846; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1850; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); delegate to the Union National Convention which met in Philadelphia August 14, 1866; died near Yorktown, Delaware County, Ind., January 22, 1879; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, near Yorktown, Ind.

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

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