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Robert Andrew Childs

  • Birth 22 Mar 1845 Malone, Franklin County, New York, USA
  • Death 19 Dec 1915 Hinsdale, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Oak Brook, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 63002711

US Congressman. Originally a farmer, he joined the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War and served in the 15th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry. After the war, he graduated from Illinois State Normal University, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1872. Settling in Hinsdale, Illinois, he opened a law practice, was a member of the village board of trustees, and served as president of the school board. In 1893, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress, serving until 1895. Not a candidate for renomination, he resumed the practice of law in Chicago, Illinois, until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 17 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63002711
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Andrew Childs (22 Mar 1845–19 Dec 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63002711, citing Bronswood Cemetery, Oak Brook, DuPage County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .