Joseph Wales Clift

Joseph Wales Clift

Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 2 May 1908 (aged 71)
Rock City Falls, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Burial Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 15586505 · View Source
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US Congressman. He graduated from Harvard University Medical School, joined the Union Army as a surgeon in 1862, and served in the Army until 1866. After the Civil War he practiced medicine in Savannah, Georgia and was appointed Savannah's Registrar of Voters during Reconstruction. Clift was elected to the US House as a Republican when Georgia was readmitted to the Union and served a partial term, July 1868 to March 1869. In 1869 he presented credentials indicating he had been reelected to a full term, but the House determined that he was not entitled to the seat. Clift then relocated to Massachusetts and resumed the practice of medicine.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Wales Clift (1 Sep 1836–2 May 1908), Find a Grave Memorial no. 15586505, citing Two Mile Cemetery, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .