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Horace Francis PAGE

(1833-1890)

PAGE, Horace Francis, a Representative from California; born near Medina, Orleans County, N.Y., October 20, 1833; attended the public schools and Millville Academy; taught school in La Porte County, Ind., until 1854, when he moved to California and engaged in the sawmill business near Colfax; moved to Placerville and engaged in the livery-stable business; became engaged in mining and as a mail contractor and stage proprietor; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in California; unsuccessful Republican candidate for the State senate in 1869; major in the California Militia; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Commerce (Forty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; died in San Francisco, Calif., August 23, 1890; interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.

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

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