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Simeon Kalfius WOLFE

(1824-1888)

WOLFE, Simeon Kalfius, a Representative from Indiana; born near Georgetown, Floyd County, Ind., February 14, 1824; attended Floyd County schools, and was graduated from the law department of the University of Indiana at Bloomington in 1850; was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Corydon, Harrison County, Ind.; edited and published the Corydon Democrat from 1857 to 1865; member of the State senate 1860-1864; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions at Charleston and Baltimore in 1860; moved to New Albany in 1870 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the practice of law; judge of the Floyd and Clark circuit court 1880-1884; died in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., November 18, 1888; interment in Fairview Cemetery.

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

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