John Edward Lamb

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John Edward Lamb circa 1913

John Edward Lamb (December 26, 1852 - August 23, 1914) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Biography[edit]

Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, Lamb attended the common schools and was graduated from the Terre Haute High School. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1873, commencing practice in Terre Haute. He served as prosecuting attorney of the fourteenth judicial circuit 1875-1880.

Lamb was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885). Afterwards, he resumed the practice of law in Terre Haute. He was appointed United States district attorney for Indiana July 10, 1885, and served until August 16, 1886. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1892, 1896, 1904, 1908, and 1912.

He died in Terre Haute, Indiana, August 23, 1914, and was interred in Calvary Cemetery.

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