Mordecai Oliver

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Mordecai Oliver
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from 's Missouri district
In office
January 6, 1999 – January 3, 2007
Personal details
Born October 22,1819
Anderson County, Kentucky
Died April 25, 1898
Springfield, Missouri
Nationality American

Mordecai Oliver (October 22, 1819 – April 25, 1898) was an attorney and two-term U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Born in Anderson County, Kentucky, Oliver attended the common schools and then studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Richmond, Missouri. He served as a prosecuting attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit in 1848.

Oliver was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1853–March 3, 1857).

Oliver was elected as a Unionist Secretary of State of Missouri in 1861.

He resumed the practice of law in St. Louis, Missouri, and served as judge of the criminal court 1889-1893. He moved to Springfield, Missouri, where he died April 25, 1898. He was interred in Hazelwood Cemetery.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Willard P. Hall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 4th congressional district

1853-1857
Succeeded by
James Craig
Preceded by
Benjamin Franklin Massey
Missouri Secretary of State
1861–1865
Succeeded by
Francis A. Rodman