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Jackson ORR

(1832-1926)

ORR, Jackson, a Representative from Iowa; born at Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio, September 21, 1832; moved with his parents to Benton, Elkhart County, Ind., in 1836; attended the common schools and Indiana University at Bloomington; moved to Jefferson, Greene County, Iowa, in 1856; served in the Union Army as captain of Company H, Tenth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1863; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Boone, Iowa; member of the State house of representatives in 1868; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Forty-third Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; moved to Silverton, San Juan County, Colo., in 1875; elected county judge and served for three years; moved to Denver, Colo., and engaged in the practice of his profession and also in the real estate business; president of the Denver Fire and Police Board in 1893 and 1894; died in Denver, Colo., March 15, 1926; interment in Fairmount Cemetery.

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

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