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Romulus Zachariah LINNEY

(1841-1910)

LINNEY, Romulus Zachariah, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Rutherford County, N.C., December 26, 1841; attended the common schools, York’s Collegiate Institute, and Doctor Millen’s School in Taylorsville, N.C.; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army until the Battle of Chancellorsville, when he was severely wounded; returned to Taylorsville and joined a class in Doctor Millen’s School; engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar by the supreme court in 1868 and commenced practice in Taylorsville; elected to the State senate in 1870, 1873, and 1882; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1901); died in Taylorsville, Alexander County, N.C., April 15, 1910; interment in Taylorsville Cemetery.

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

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