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 John Robert French

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John Robert French

  • Birth 28 May 1819 Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 2 Oct 1890 Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
  • Burial Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
  • Memorial ID 6570632

U.S. Congressman. Learning the printer’s trade, he was publisher of the New Hampshire Statesman, editor of the Eastern Journal at Biddeford Maine, editor of the Telegraph, the Press and the Cleveland Morning Leader in Ohio. He was a member of the Ohio State House of Representatives, (1858-59) and appointed by Secretary Chase the Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., in 1861. He was appointed by President Lincoln in 1864, a member of the board of direct-tax commissioners for the State of North Carolina. Upon the readmission of the State of North Carolina to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress, serving (1868-69). After his term, he was elected Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate, serving (1869-79) and appointed secretary of the Ute Commission, 1880. He later moved to Boise, Idaho where he was the editor of the Boise Statesman and Daily Sun newspapers until his death at age 71.

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  • Added: 2 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6570632
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Robert French (28 May 1819–2 Oct 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6570632, citing Pioneer Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .