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Timothy Edward TARSNEY

(1849-1909)

TARSNEY, Timothy Edward, a Representative from Michigan; born in Ransom, Hillsdale County, Mich., February 4, 1849; attended the common and high schools; worked on the Government roads in Tennessee until the close of the Civil War, when he returned to Michigan and settled in Saginaw; was employed as an engineer in a sawmill; became a marine engineer in 1867; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1872; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in East Saginaw, Mich.; elected justice of the peace in 1873; city attorney from 1875 to 1878, when he resigned; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; delegate at large to the Democratic National Convention in 1884; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress; moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1893 and resumed the practice of law; corporation counsel of Detroit 1900-1908; died in Detroit, Mich., June 8, 1909; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.

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

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