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Robert Bruce Fraser PEIRCE

(1843-1898)

PEIRCE, Robert Bruce Fraser, a Representative from Indiana; born in Laurel, Franklin County, Ind., February 17, 1843; attended the public schools and also educated by private tutors; served in the Civil War as second lieutenant of Company H, One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Regiment, Indiana Volunteers; was graduated from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind., in 1866; studied law at Shelbyville, Ind.; was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Crawfordsville in 1867; elected prosecuting attorney of Montgomery County in 1868 and reelected in 1870 and 1872; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law; appointed receiver for the Toledo, St. Louis & Western Railway; died in Indianapolis, Ind., December 5, 1898; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind.

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

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