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Lewis STEENROD

(1810-1862)

STEENROD, Lewis, a Representative from Virginia; born near Wheeling, Ohio County, Va. (now West Virginia), May 27, 1810; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Wheeling; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1845); served in the State senate from 1853 to 1856; resumed the practice of his profession; died near Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., October 3, 1862; interment in Stone Church Cemetery, Elm Grove, W.Va.

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

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