Horatio Bisbee Jr.

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Horatio Bisbee Jr.
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Born (1839-05-01)May 1, 1839
Canton, Maine, U.S.
Died March 27, 1916(1916-03-27) (aged 76)
Dixfield, Maine, U.S.
Occupation American politician

Horatio Bisbee Jr. (May 1, 1839 – March 27, 1916) was a U.S. Representative from Florida.

Born in Canton, Maine, Bisbee attended the public schools, and was graduated from Tufts College, Medford, Massachusetts, in 1863. During the Civil War served as a private for three months in the Fifth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Mustered out the middle of July 1861. He was appointed captain in the Ninth Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry, in September 1861. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and afterwards to the rank of colonel. Honorably mustered out of the service with the latter rank in March 1863. He moved to Illinois in 1863. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in Chicago in 1864 and commenced practice in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1865. United States attorney for the northern district of Florida 1869-1873 and for a short period filled the office of attorney general of the State. Presented credentials as a Republican Member-elect to the Forty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1877, to February 20, 1879, when he was succeeded by Jesse J. Finley, who contested the election. He successfully contested the election of Noble A. Hull to the Forty-sixth Congress and served from January 22, 1881, to March 3, 1881. He successfully contested the election of Jesse J. Finley to the Forty-seventh Congress and served from June 1, 1882, to March 3, 1883. He was reelected to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of his profession. He died in Dixfield, Maine, March 27, 1916. He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery.

References[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Horatio Bisbee Jr. (id: B000485)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jesse J. Finley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1877 – February 20, 1879
Succeeded by
Jesse J. Finley
Preceded by
Noble A. Hull
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 2nd congressional district

January 22, 1881 – March 3, 1881
Succeeded by
Jesse J. Finley
Preceded by
Jesse J. Finley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 2nd congressional district

June 1, 1882 – March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
Charles Dougherty
Legal offices
Preceded by
J.B.C. Drew
Florida Attorney General
1872
Succeeded by
J.P.C. Emmons

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