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Lawrence Talbot NEAL

(1844-1905)

NEAL, Lawrence Talbot, a Representative from Ohio; born in Parkersburg, Va. (now West Virginia), September 22, 1844; pursued classical studies; moved to Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1864; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, in 1867; city solicitor in 1867 and 1868; declined to be a candidate for reelection; elected prosecuting attorney of Ross County, Ohio, in 1870 and resigned in October 1872 to become a candidate for Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress and for election in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for election to the State senate in 1887; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1888 and 1892; was defeated by William McKinley for Governor of Ohio in 1893; died in Chillicothe, Ohio, November 2, 1905; interment in Grand View Cemetery.

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

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