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Judge Alston Gordon Dayton

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Judge Alston Gordon Dayton Famous memorial

Birth
Philippi, Barbour County, West Virginia, USA
Death
30 Jul 1920 (aged 62)
Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
Burial
Philippi, Barbour County, West Virginia, USA Add to Map
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U.S. Congressman. Born in Philippi, Virginia, he graduated from the University of West Virginia, in June 1878, studied law, admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in his town of Philippi. He was appointed to fill an unexpired term as prosecuting attorney of Upshur County, in 1879 and was prosecuting attorney for Barbour County, (1882-86). In 1895, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress and to the next five succeeding Congresses, serving until 1905. Declining to be a reelection candidate, he was appointed United States district judge for the Northern District of West Virginia and served until his death at age 62.
U.S. Congressman. Born in Philippi, Virginia, he graduated from the University of West Virginia, in June 1878, studied law, admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in his town of Philippi. He was appointed to fill an unexpired term as prosecuting attorney of Upshur County, in 1879 and was prosecuting attorney for Barbour County, (1882-86). In 1895, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress and to the next five succeeding Congresses, serving until 1905. Declining to be a reelection candidate, he was appointed United States district judge for the Northern District of West Virginia and served until his death at age 62.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7187568/alston_gordon-dayton: accessed ), memorial page for Judge Alston Gordon Dayton (18 Oct 1857–30 Jul 1920), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7187568, citing Masonic Cemetery, Philippi, Barbour County, West Virginia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.