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Thayer, Martin Russell 1819- Jurist; born in Petersburg, Va., Jan. 27, 1819; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1840; admitted to the bar in 1842; member of Congress in 1863-67; judge of the district court of Philadelphia in 1867-96. He is the author of The duties of citizenship; The Great victory [of the Civil War], Its cost and its value; The battle of Germantown ; The Philippines: what is demanded of the United States by the obligations of duty and National honor, etc.