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Madison Miner WALDEN

(1836-1891)

WALDEN, Madison Miner, a Representative from Iowa; born near Scioto, Brush Creek, Adams County, Ohio, October 6, 1836; moved to Iowa in 1852; attended Denmark Academy, Lee County, Iowa, and Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and was graduated from Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, in 1859; served in the Union Army as captain in the Sixth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and the Eighth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, from May 1861 to May 1865; taught school; published the Centerville (Iowa) Citizen 1865-1874; member of the State house of representatives in 1866 and 1867; served in the State senate in 1868 and 1869; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa in 1870; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1872; engaged in agricultural pursuits and coal mining in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa; was appointed chief clerk in the office of the Solicitor of the Treasury in 1889 and served until his death in Washington, D.C., July 24, 1891; interment in Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Iowa.

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

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