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Gideon Frank ROTHWELL

(1836-1894)

ROTHWELL, Gideon Frank, a Representative from Missouri; born near Fulton, Callaway County, Mo., on April 24, 1836; was graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1864 and commenced practice in Huntsville, Randolph County, Mo.; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1880; resumed the practice of law in Moberly, Mo.; appointed in 1889 a member of the board of curators of the University of Missouri, and served as its president 1890-1894; died in Moberly, Mo., on January 18, 1894; interment in Oakland Cemetery.

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

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