Samuel T. Busey
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|Samuel Thompson Busey|
Samuel Thompson Busey
November 16, 1835|
|Died||August 12, 1909
Mantrap Township, Minnesota
|Place of burial||Woodlawn Cemetery
|Allegiance||United States of America
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Years of service||1861-1865|
Brevet Brigadier General
|Commands held||76th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Samuel Busey was born in Greencastle, Indiana but moved with his parents to Urbana, Illinois. He attended the public schools and went on to study law where he attended commercial college and law lectures in 1859 and 1860.
He was Town collector in 1862 and became a second lieutenant in the recruiting service in June 1862 and helped to organize the Seventy-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry where he served as captain of Company B of that regiment June 22, 1862.
He mustered out of the service July 22, 1865, in Chicago, Illinois and engaged in banking from 1867 to 1888. He later served as mayor of Urbana 1880-1889.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress, losing to Cannon (who regained his seat). This pattern would be repeated 22 years later by fellow Democrat banker Frank T. O'Hair.
Afterward, he returned to banking.
He died in a boating accident in Mantrap Township, Hubbard County, Minnesota August 12, 1909 while on a family vacation. His niece, Annie McClain, was killed in the same accident. He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana, Illinois.
- Champaign Daily Gazette, August 13, 1909, p. 1.
- United States Congress. "Samuel T. Busey (id: B001164)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-10-19
|United States House of Representatives|
Joseph Gurney Cannon
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 15th congressional district
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Joseph Gurney Cannon
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