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Turner Mastin MARQUETTE

(1831-1894)

MARQUETTE, Turner Mastin, a Representative from Nebraska; born near Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, July 19, 1831; attended the common schools, the Springfield High School, and Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio, and was graduated from Ohio University at Athens in 1855; moved to Plattsmouth, Nebr., in 1856; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Plattsmouth, Nebr., in 1859; member of the Territorial assembly 1857-1859; served in the Territorial council in 1860 and 1861; upon the admission of Nebraska as a State into the Union was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress and served two days only, March 2 and 3, 1867; had also been elected as a Delegate from the Territory of Nebraska to the Fortieth Congress, but the admission of the State voided the election; resumed the practice of law in Plattsmouth; moved to Lincoln, Nebr., in 1874; general attorney for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad from 1869 until his death in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., December 22, 1894; interment in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebr.

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

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