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Horace Burton Strait

  • Birth 26 Jan 1835 Potter County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 25 Feb 1894 Juarez, Ascensión Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Burial Shakopee, Scott County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 5142795

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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  • Added: 16 Jan 2001
  • 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 .