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William Dale OWEN

(1846-1906)

OWEN, William Dale, a Representative from Indiana; born in Bloomington, Ind., on September 6, 1846; attended Indiana University at Bloomington in 1865 and entered upon the study of law; relinquished law for the ministry; pastor of the Logansport (Ind.) Christian Church until 1878; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; elected secretary of state of Indiana and served from January 16, 1895, to January 15, 1899; engaged in real estate speculation and interested in rubber plantations in Mexico; in 1906 went to Europe, where he died.

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

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