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Theodore LYMAN

(1833-1897)

LYMAN, Theodore, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Waltham, Mass., August 23, 1833; was educated by private tutors; studied in Europe 1847-1849; was graduated from Harvard University in 1855 and from the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard University in 1858; served during the Civil War as lieutenant colonel and volunteer aide-de-camp on the staff of Major General Meade from September 2, 1863, to April 20, 1865; member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the National Academy of Sciences; trustee of the Peabody Education Fund; one of the State fishery commissioners 1865-1882; overseer of Harvard University 1868-1880; elected as an Independent Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); retired on account of ill health; died in Nahant, Mass., September 9, 1897; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

Bibliography

Lyman, Theodore. With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox. Letters Selected and Edited by George R. Agassiz; Introduction to the Bison Book edition by Brooks D. Simpson. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.

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

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