John R. Buck
|John R. Buck|
|Born||John Ransom Buck
December 6, 1835
|Occupation||Lawyer, U.S. Representative|
|Known for||U.S. Representative from Connecticut|
|Spouse(s)||Mary A. Keeney|
|Children||Florence and John Halsey Buck|
|Parents||Halsey and Sarah Anne Buck|
In 1859 he entered the law office of Wells & Strong as a law student. He was admitted to the bar in 1862 and practiced in Hartford. Buck served as assistant clerk of the State House of Representatives in 1864 and clerk in 1865. He served as clerk of the Senate in 1866; as president of the Hartford Court of Common Council in 1868; as City attorney 1871 — 1873; as Treasurer of Hartford County 1873 — 1881 and as a member of the State Senate in 1880 — 1881.
Buck was elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881—March 3, 1883) and to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885—March 3, 1887). He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress and for the re-election in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress.
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