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Robert John TRACEWELL

(1852-1922)

TRACEWELL, Robert John, a Representative from Indiana; born near Front Royal, Warren County, Va., May 7, 1852; moved with his parents to Corydon, Harrison County, Ind., in 1854; attended the public schools of Corydon and was graduated from Hanover (Ind.) College in 1874; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Corydon, Ind.; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; appointed by President McKinley as Comptroller of the Treasury and served from March 4, 1897, to June 15, 1914, when he resigned; moved to Evansville, Ind., in 1914 and resumed the practice of law; elected judge of the superior court of Vanderburg County, Ind., in 1918; renominated in 1922, but died in Evansville, Ind., on July 28, 1922, before the election; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Corydon, Harrison County, Ind.

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

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