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Nelson B. McCORMICK

(1847-1914)

McCORMICK, Nelson B., a Representative from Kansas; born near Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa., November 20, 1847; attended the common schools; moved to Marion County, Iowa, in 1867, where he engaged in farming and stock raising until his removal to Phillips County, Kans., where he settled upon a homestead in 1877; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Phillipsburg, Kans.; deputy prosecuting attorney of Phillips County 1886-1888; prosecuting attorney 1890-1894; declined to be a candidate for renomination; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Phillipsburg; Kans.; delegate to the Democratic State conventions in 1904 and 1908; prosecuting attorney of Phillips County 1910-1914; died in Phillipsburg, Kans., April 10, 1914; interment in Fairview Cemetery.

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

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