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James RARIDEN

(1795-1856)

RARIDEN, James, a Representative from Indiana; born near Cynthiana, Harrison County, Ky., February 14, 1795; received a limited schooling; moved to Brookville, Ind., and thence to Salisbury; deputy clerk of court; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1818 and began practice in Centerville, Ind., in 1820; prosecuting attorney 1822-1825; served in the State senate in 1823; member of the State house of representatives in 1829, 1830, 1832, and 1833; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); moved to Cambridge City, Ind., in 1846; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1850; died in Cambridge City, Wayne County, Ind., October 20, 1856; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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