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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesTerritory of Dakota

John Baldwin RAYMOND

(1844-1886)

RAYMOND, John Baldwin, a Delegate from the Territory of Dakota; born in Lockport, Niagara County, N.Y., December 5, 1844; moved with his parents to Tazewell County, Ill., in 1853; attended the public schools and the Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Business College in 1865 and 1866; enlisted as a private in the Thirty-first Regiment, Illinois Infantry, in 1861; promoted to captain of Company E of that regiment after the siege of Vicksburg in 1863; served throughout the war and settled in Mississippi; published the Mississippi Pilot at Jackson, Miss., during the reconstruction of that State and until 1877; assistant State treasurer 1873-1875 appointed United States marshal of Dakota Territory in 1877, with headquarters at Yankton, later at Fargo, and served until 1882; declined a reappointment; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1884; engaged in wheat raising; died in Fargo, Dak. (now North Dakota), January 3, 1886; interment in the public vault in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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

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