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YORK, Tyre, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Rockford, Surry County, N.C., May 4, 1836; attended the common schools; studied medicine at the Charleston (S.C.) Medical College and commenced practice in Traphill, Wilkes County, N.C., in 1859; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; served during the latter part of the Civil War as surgeon of the Wilkes County Home Guards; was a member of the State house of representatives in 1865, 1866, 1879, and 1887; served in the State senate in 1876 and 1881; elected as an Independent Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); did not seek renomination in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of North Carolina in 1884; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Traphill, N.C., January 28, 1916; interment in Traphill Cemetery.

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

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