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Jesse Burr STRODE

(1845-1924)

STRODE, Jesse Burr, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Farmers Township, Fulton County, Ill., February 18, 1845; attended the public and high schools and was graduated from Abingdon (Ill.) College; during the Civil War enlisted in Company G, Fiftieth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, September 10, 1861, and served throughout the war; principal of the graded schools of Abingdon 1865-1873; was twice elected mayor and six times councilman of Abingdon; studied law; moved to Plattsmouth, Nebr., May 1, 1879; was admitted to the bar in November 1879 and commenced practice in Plattsmouth; district attorney 1882-1888; moved to Lincoln in 1887 and practiced law; judge of the district court in 1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); was not a candidate for renomination in 1898; resumed the practice of law; prosecuting attorney for the third district of Nebraska; department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1919 and 1920; died in Lincoln, Nebr., on November 10, 1924; interment in Wyuka Cemetery.

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

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