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Ginery TWICHELL

(1811-1883)

TWICHELL, Ginery, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Athol, Mass., August 26, 1811; attended the common schools; proprietor of several stagecoach lines; in 1848 engaged in railroading; president of the Boston & Worcester Railway in 1857; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth, Forty-first, and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1873); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; president of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co. 1870-1874; president of the Boston, Barre & Gardner Railroad Co. 1873-1878; died in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., July 23, 1883; interment in the Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Mass.

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

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