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 Oscar Sherman Gifford

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Oscar Sherman Gifford

Birth
Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 16 Jan 1913 (aged 70)
Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 6950234 View Source
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U.S. Congressman. During the Civil war, he served as a Private in the Illinois Elgin Battery, Union Army, (1863-65). After the war, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced to practice law in Canton, Territory of Dakota. He was district attorney of Lincoln County in 1874, Mayor of Canton, (1881-82) and a member of the State constitutional convention of South Dakota, in 1883. In 1885, he was elected as a Republican a Delegate to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses, serving until 1889. Upon the admission of South Dakota as a State into the Union, he was elected as a Representative to the Fifty-first Congress, serving (1889-91). Not a candidate for re-election, he resumed the practice of law until his death at age 70.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/6950234/oscar-sherman-gifford : accessed ), memorial page for Oscar Sherman Gifford (20 Oct 1842–16 Jan 1913), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6950234, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .