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James Rush LOFLAND

(1823-1894)

LOFLAND, James Rush, a Representative from Delaware; born in Milford, Del., November 2, 1823; received a classical education and was graduated from Delaware College (now the University of Delaware) at Newark in 1845; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Milford; secretary of the State senate in 1849; member of the State constitutional convention in 1853; secretary of state of Delaware 1855-1859; paymaster in the United States Army 1863-1867; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Milford, Kent County, Del., on February 10, 1894; interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

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

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