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George Augustus LA DOW


LA DOW, George Augustus, a Representative from Oregon; born near Syracuse, Cayuga County, N.Y., March 18, 1826; moved to McHenry County, Ill.; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Waupaca, Wis.; district attorney of Waupaca County 1860-1862; moved to Minnesota in 1862 and settled in Wilton, Waseca (now Beltrami) County, and continued the practice of law; member of the Minnesota house of representatives in 1868 and 1869; moved to Oregon in 1869, settled in Pendleton, and again engaged in the practice of law; member of the Oregon house of representatives 1872-1874; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1875, until his death in Pendleton, Oreg., May 1, 1875, prior to the convening of Congress and without having qualified; interment in Pioneer Park Cemetery.

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

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