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Frank MOREY

(1840-1890)

MOREY, Frank, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Boston, Mass., July 11, 1840; attended the public schools; moved to Illinois in 1857; studied law; entered the Union Army in 1861 in the Thirty-third Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the Civil War; settled in Louisiana in 1866 and engaged in cotton planting and the insurance business; member of the State house of representatives in 1868 and 1869; appointed a commissioner to revise the statutes and codes of the State; commissioner to the Vienna Exposition in 1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first, Forty-second, and Forty-third Congresses; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Forty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1869, to June 8, 1876, when he was succeeded by William B. Spencer, who contested the election; moved to Washington, D.C., and died there September 22, 1890; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

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

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