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Samuel Prather SNIDER

(1845-1928)

SNIDER, Samuel Prather, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Mount Gilead, Morrow County, Ohio, October 9, 1845; attended the public schools, the local high school at Mount Gilead, Ohio, and Oberlin College, Ohio; during the Civil War enlisted as a private soldier in the Sixty-fifth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; after the war engaged in commercial pursuits in New York; moved to Minnesota in 1876 and settled in Minneapolis; organized and built the Midland Railway in southern Minnesota; engaged in agricultural pursuits and the mining of iron ore; member of the State house of representatives 1884-1888; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892; retired and resided in Minneapolis, Minn., until his death September 24, 1928; interment in Lakewood Cemetery.

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

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