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Centreville, Ind., May 5, 1817. He was self-educated; and was admitted to the bar in 1840. After practising for five years, he was elected to the legislature, and in 1849-51 represented the Free-soil party in Congress, and in 1852 was the candidate for the Vice-Presidency on the Free-soil ticket. He also received five votes for Vice-President in the electoral college of 1872. He was a strong opponent of slavery, and a stanch supporter of the homestead policy. He was again a member of Congress in 1861-71. During the last period he was a member of the committees on conduct of the war, on reconstruction, and on the preparation of articles of impeachment against President Johnson. In 1872 he joined the Liberal Republican party. In 1885-89 he was surveyor-general of New Mexico. His publications include Speeches on political questions; Political recollections; Later speeches; and Life of Joshua H. Giddings. He died in Irvington, Ind., July 7, 1899.
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