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Thomas Neel STILWELL

(1830-1874)

STILWELL, Thomas Neel, a Representative from Indiana; born in Stilwell, Ohio, August 29, 1830; received a thorough English education; attended Oxford and College Hill Colleges; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1852 and began practice in Anderson, Ind.; member of the State house of representatives in 1856; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867); was not a candidate for renomination in 1866; Minister Resident to Venezuela in 1867 and 1868; served as president of the First National Bank of Anderson, Ind., until his death; died in Anderson as the result of a gunshot wound January 14, 1874; interment in Maplewood Cemetery.

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

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