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William Henry Mills PUSEY

(1826-1900)

PUSEY, William Henry Mills, a Representative from Iowa; born in Washington County, Pa., on July 29, 1826; attended the Washington and Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, and was graduated in 1847; studied law and was admitted to the bar but did not engage in extensive practice; moved to Iowa and engaged in banking; member of the State senate 1858-1862; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; resumed banking activities; died in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, November 15, 1900; interment in Walnut Hill Cemetery.

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

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