Lemuel Todd

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Lemuel Todd (July 29, 1817 – May 12, 1891) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

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Lemuel Todd was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle in 1839. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Carlisle.

Todd was elected as an Oppositionist to the Thirty-fourth Congress. He was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for reelection in 1856. During the American Civil War, Todd served in the Union Army as the major of the 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment. He was inspector general of Pennsylvania on the governor’s staff.

Todd was again elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1874. He resumed the practice of law, and died in Carlisle in 1891. Interment was in Ashland Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Carlton B. Curtis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district

March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Succeeded by
John A. Ahl
Preceded by
Seat created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's at-large congressional district

Elected on a general ticket alongside: Charles Albright and Glenni W. Scofield
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Succeeded by
Seat eliminated