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Zeno John RIVES

(1874-1939)

RIVES, Zeno John, a Representative from Illinois; born near Greenfield, Hancock County, Ind., February 22, 1874; moved with his parents to Litchfield, Montgomery County, Ill., in 1880; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Litchfield, Ill.; appointed city clerk in June 1903; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Litchfield, Ill.; was postmaster of Litchfield 1912-1916; moved to Decatur, Macon County, Ill., in 1919, and engaged in the practice of law and also the real estate business; died in Decatur, Ill., September 2, 1939; interment in Graceland Cemetery.

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

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