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John Edward LAMB

(1852-1914)

LAMB, John Edward, a Representative from Indiana; born in Terre Haute, Ind., December 26, 1852; attended the common schools and was graduated from the Terre Haute High School; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Terre Haute; prosecuting attorney of the fourteenth judicial circuit 1875-1880; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); resumed the practice of law in Terre Haute; appointed United States district attorney for Indiana July 10, 1885, and served until August 16, 1886; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1892, 1896, 1904, 1908, and 1912; died in Terre Haute, Ind., August 23, 1914; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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

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