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Jabez Gridley SUTHERLAND

(1825-1902)

SUTHERLAND, Jabez Gridley, a Representative from Michigan; born in Van Buren, Onondaga County, N.Y., October 6, 1825; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Saginaw, Mich.; prosecuting attorney of Saginaw County, Mich., in 1848 and 1849; delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1850 and 1867; member of the State house of representatives in 1853; judge of the tenth circuit court of Michigan from 1863 to 1871, when he resigned to enter Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; moved to Salt Lake City in 1873; resumed the practice of law; a member of the faculty of what is now the University of Utah in 1889; president of the Territorial Bar Association in 1894 and 1895; moved to California in 1897; died in Berkeley, Calif., November 20, 1902; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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

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