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Robert Maclin LIVELY

(1855-1929)

LIVELY, Robert Maclin, a Representative from Texas; born in Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark., on January 6, 1855; moved to Texas in 1864 with his parents, who settled in Smith County; attended private schools in eastern Texas; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Kaufman, Kaufman County, Tex.; moved to Canton, Van Zandt County, and continued the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of Van Zandt County 1882-1884; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of J. Gordon Russell and served from July 23, 1910, to March 3, 1911; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1910; judge of Van Zandt County, Tex., 1916-1918; died in Canton, Tex., January 15, 1929; interment in Canton Cemetery.

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

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