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Thomas Edmund SCROGGY

(1843-1915)

SCROGGY, Thomas Edmund, a Representative from Ohio; born in Harveysburg, Warren County, Ohio, March 18, 1843; attended the public schools; engaged in manufacturing; enlisted in July 1861 as a private in Company H, Thirty-ninth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served in that capacity and as corporal; honorably discharged and mustered out at Camp Dennison in March 1865; in June 1865 engaged in the retail business in Xenia, Ohio; was elected justice of the peace in 1869 and served one term; studied law; was admitted to the bar September 8, 1871, and commenced practice in Xenia, Ohio; served three terms as clerk and three terms as solicitor of the city of Xenia; common pleas judge in 1898, and again elected for a term of five years beginning February 1904 from which he resigned upon his election to Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); was not a candidate for renomination in 1906; resumed the practice of his profession; moved to Tulsa, Okla., in 1912, where he died March 6, 1915; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Xenia, Ohio.

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

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