Richard Whiting Blue

Richard Whiting Blue

Birth
Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA
Death 28 Jan 1907 (aged 65)
Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, USA
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Pleasanton, Linn County, Kansas, USA
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U.S. Congressman. He was attending college when he joined the Union Army and served as a First Lieutenant in the 3rd Regiment, West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War. After the war, he taught school, studied law, was admitted to the bar and proceeded to practice law in Kansas, in 1871. He was probate judge of Linn County (1872-76), County Attorney, (1876-80) and a member of the Kansas State Senate, (1880-88). In 1895, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress, serving until 1897. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law in Oklahoma, until his death at age 65.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6899387
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Whiting Blue (8 Sep 1841–28 Jan 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6899387, citing Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Linn County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .