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Byron Gray STOUT

(1829-1896)

STOUT, Byron Gray, a Representative from Michigan; born in Richmond, Ontario County, N.Y., January 12, 1829; moved with his parents to Michigan in 1831; attended the common schools; was graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1851; studied law; superintendent and principal of Pontiac High School in 1853 and 1854; member of the State house of representatives in 1855 and 1857, serving as speaker in the latter year; member of the State senate in 1860 and served as president pro tempore; member of the Union Convention of Conservatives at Philadelphia in 1866; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1868, 1880, and 1888; engaged in private banking prior to 1869; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); was not a candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; president of the Oakland County Bank 1893-1896; died in Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich., June 19, 1896; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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