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Edward Young RICE

(1820-1883)

RICE, Edward Young, a Representative from Illinois; born near Russellville, Logan County, Ky., February 8, 1820; pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1844; moved to Montgomery County, Ill., and commenced practice in Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Ill.; elected county recorder in 1847; member of the State house of representatives in 1849 and 1850; judge of the Montgomery County Court in 1851 and 1852; master in chancery 1853-1857; elected judge of the eighteenth circuit of Illinois in 1857 and reelected in 1861 and 1867; member of the State constitutional convention in 1869 and 1870; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed the practice of law in Hillsboro and Springfield, Ill.; died in Hillsboro, Ill., April 16, 1883; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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

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