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 Horace Burton Strait

Horace Burton Strait

Birth
Potter County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Feb 1894 (aged 59)
Juarez, Ascensión Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Burial Shakopee, Scott County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 5142795 · View Source
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Representative from Minnesota; born in Potter County, Pa., January 26, 1835; attended the common schools; moved with his parents to Indiana in 1846; settled near Jordan, Minn., in 1855 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Shakopee, Minn., in 1860 and conducted a general store; entered the Union Army in 1862 as captain in the Ninth Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, being promoted to major in 1864; served at the close of the war as inspector general on the staff of General McArthur; honorably discharged in 1865; trustee of Minnesota Hospital for the Insane in 1866; mayor of Shakopee in 1870, 1871, and 1872; engaged in mercantile pursuits, manufacturing, and banking; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4,1873-March 3, 1879); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; elected to the Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth, and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1887); chairman, Committee on Militia (Forty-seveth Congress); resumed banking at Shakopee and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; died February 25, 1894, on a train at Juarez, Mexico, en route to the United States.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 5142795
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Horace Burton Strait (26 Jan 1835–25 Feb 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5142795, citing Valley Cemetery, Shakopee, Scott County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .