Jesse Burr Strode
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He was born in Fulton County, Illinois on February 18, 1845 and graduated from Abingdon College in Abingdon, Illinois (which was later consolidated with Eureka College). During the American Civil War he enlisted in Company G, Fiftieth Regiment, of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry serving from September 10, 1861 to the end of the war.
He returned to Abingdon first becoming principal of the schools from 1865 to 1873, being elected councilman six times and mayor twice. He moved to Plattsmouth, Nebraska and studied law passing the bar in and set up practice there in 1879. He was a district attorney from 1882 to 1888, moving to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1887. He was a district court judge in 1892. He was elected to the Fifty-fourth United States Congress and reelected to the Fifty-fifth United States Congress as a representative for the 1st district of Nebraska. He did not run for reelection in 1898, returning to Nebraska to become prosecuting attorney for the third district of Nebraska. He then became department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1919 and 1920. He died in Lincoln on November 10, 1924 and is buried in Wyuka Cemetery.
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- "Connell, William James". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 20, 2006.
- This article incorporates facts obtained from: Lawrence Kestenbaum, The Political Graveyard
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
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