Burleigh Folsom SPALDING, Congress, ND (1853-1934)
SPALDING, Burleigh Folsom, a Representative from North Dakota; born on a farm near Craftsbury, Orleans County, Vt., December 3, 1853; attended the Lyndon Literary Institute, Lyndon, Vt., and was graduated from Norwich University, Northfield, Vt., in 1877; studied law in Montpelier, Vt.; was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Fargo, Dak. (now North Dakota); superintendent of public instruction of Cass County, Dak., 1882-1884; member of the commission to relocate the capital of the Territory of Dakota and build the capitol in 1883; member of the North Dakota constitutional convention in 1889; chairman of the Republican State central committee of North Dakota 1892-1894 and of the Cass County Republican committee 1896-1898; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1901); did not seek renomination in 1900; elected to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1904; appointed in 1907 and elected in 1908 an associate justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court; became chief justice in 1911 and served until 1915; resumed the practice of law in Fargo, N.Dak., in 1915; delegate to most Republican Territorial and State conventions 1888-1933; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924; died in Fargo, N.Dak., March 17, 1934; interment in Riverside Cemetery.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
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