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Daniel Haymond POLSLEY

(1803-1877)

POLSLEY, Daniel Haymond, a Representative from West Virginia; born at Palatine, near Fairmont, Va. (now West Virginia), November 28, 1803; attended the country schools; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Wellsburg, Brooke County, Va. (now West Virginia); edited the Western Transcript 1833-1845; moved to Mason County in 1845 and engaged in agricultural pursuits and practiced law; member of the Wheeling loyal conventions of May 13 and June 11, 1861; chosen Lieutenant Governor of the “restored government” of the State of Virginia in 1861; judge of the seventh judicial district of West Virginia 1863-1866; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Point Pleasant, Mason County, W.Va., October 14, 1877; interment in Lone Oak Cemetery.

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

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