David Archibald Harvey

David Archibald Harvey

Stewiacke, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Death 24 May 1916 (aged 71)
Hope, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Seneca, Newton County, Missouri, USA
Plot Area E Center
Memorial ID 5527053 · View Source
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US Congressman. In 1852 he moved to Clermont County, Ohio with his family. In 1861 he enlisted in Company B, Fourth Ohio Cavalry Regiment, and served throughout the Civil War. After the war he attended Miami University of Ohio and then studied law, attaining admission to the bar in 1868. Harvey moved to Topeka, Kansas in 1869 and began a law practice. He was Topeka City Attorney from 1871 to 1881 and Shawnee County Probate Court Judge from 1881 to 1889. In 1889 he took an active part in advocating for whites to be permitted to settle in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), and was among those who staked claims in Oklahoma City on the first day the territory was opened. He later moved to Wyandotte, and in 1890 was the successful Republican candidate to serve as Oklahoma Territory's first non-voting Delegate to the US House of Representatives. He served one partial term and one full term, November 1890 to March 1893. After running unsuccessfully for reelection in 1892, Harvey returned to the practice of law.

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