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Adoniram Judson WARNER

(1834-1910)

WARNER, Adoniram Judson, a Representative from Ohio; born in Wales, near Buffalo, N.Y., January 13, 1834; moved with his parents to Wisconsin at the age of eleven; attended school in Beloit, Wis., and New York Central College, McGrawville, N.Y.; principal of Lewistown (Pa.) Academy, superintendent of the public schools of Mifflin County, and principal of Mercer Union School, Pennsylvania, 1856-1861; was commissioned captain in the Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves July 21, 1861, lieutenant colonel May 14, 1862, colonel April 25, 1863, and colonel of the Veteran Reserve Corps November 15, 1863; brevetted brigadier general March 13, 1865; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1865 but never practiced; at the conclusion of the war returned to Pennsylvania, and in 1866 moved to Marietta, Ohio; engaged in the oil, coal, and railroad businesses; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; elected to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); was not a candidate for reelection in 1886; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; engaged in street railway construction in the District of Columbia and in railroad construction in Ohio; from about 1898 until six months before his death engaged in transportation and power development in Georgia; died in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, August 12, 1910; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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

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