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Pleasant Britton TULLY

(1829-1897)

TULLY, Pleasant Britton, a Representative from California; born in Henderson County, Tenn., on March 21, 1829; moved to Arkansas with his father, who settled in Phillips County in 1838; attended public and private schools; moved to California in 1853 and engaged in mining; resided in Gilroy, Calif., after 1857; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; delegate at large to the State constitutional convention in 1879; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); resumed the practice of law; died in Gilroy, Santa Clara County, Calif., March 24, 1897; interment in the Masonic Cemetery.

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

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