Horace F. Bartine

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Horace F. Bartine
Horace F. Bartine (Nevada Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's At-Large district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Preceded by William Woodburn
Succeeded by Francis G. Newlands
Personal details
Born (1848-03-21)March 21, 1848
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died August 27, 1918(1918-08-27) (aged 70)
Winnemucca, Nevada, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lydia M. Cooper Bartine
Residence Carson City, NV
Profession Attorney
Signature of Horace F. Bartine from a registered mail book dating from 1912 in Carson City, NV. In the private collection of H. Blair Howell.

Horace Franklin Bartine (March 21, 1848 – August 27, 1918) was a United States Representative from Nevada.

Biography[edit]

Bartine was born in New York City on March 21, 1848, and his family moved to New Jersey in 1858. He attended the local schools until age 15, when he enlisted as a private in the 8th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He served from July 1863 until the end of the American Civil War, was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness, and was present at Appomattox Court House when the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered.

He returned to New Jersey after the war and became a farmer. Bartine moved to Carson City, Nevada in 1869 and became active in the business of producing copper sulfate for commercial purposes. He later studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1880, and began a practice.

A Republican, Bartine served as district attorney of Ormsby County from 1880 to 1882. In 1888 he was elected to the U.S. House. He was reelected in 1890, and served from March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1893. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1892. In Congress, Bartine favored bimetallism for U.S. currency.

After leaving Congress Bartine moved to Chicago to become editor of the National Bimetallist magazine. He returned to Carson City in 1902 and was appointed a state tax examiner in 1904. In 1907 he was named to the state railroad commission, and he served as chairman of the commission until his death.

In August 1918 Bartine stood as a Democratic candidate for the nomination of representative to congress. While in Winnemucca on a campaign of the state, he fell ill and died on August 27 following a severe heart attack. He was buried at Lone Mountain Cemetery in Carson City.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Judge Bartine Is Summoned by Death". Carson City Daily Appeal. 27 August 1918. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Woodburn
United States House of Representatives, Nevada At-Large
1889–1893
Succeeded by
Francis G. Newlands