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Carman Adam NEWCOMB

(1830-1902)

NEWCOMB, Carman Adam, a Representative from Missouri; born in Mercer, Mercer County, Pa., July 1, 1830; completed preparatory studies; moved to Kentucky, and later to Shreveport, La., where he studied law and was admitted to the bar; moved to West Union, Iowa, in 1854 and commenced the practice of law; judge of the circuit court of Fayette County, Iowa, 1855-1860; during the Civil War served as captain of Company F, Third Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, from June 18, 1861, until his discharge on account of illness April 8, 1862; moved to Vineland, Jefferson County, Mo., and resumed the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives in 1865 and 1866; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; United States marshal for the eastern district of Missouri 1869-1875; census enumerator of St. Louis, Mo., in 1870; again resumed the practice of his profession; died in St. Louis, Mo., April 6, 1902; the remains were cremated at the Missouri Crematory in St. Louis, Mo., and the ashes deposited in the columbarium.

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

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