Blackburn Barrett Dovener

Blackburn Barrett Dovener

Birth
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA
Death 9 May 1914 (aged 72)
Glen Echo, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 2, Site 3503
Memorial ID 7189018 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He taught school (1858-61) and during the Civil War, served as a Captain in command of Company A, 15th Regiment, West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, Union Army. After the war, he was a steamboat captain on the Ohio River in 1867, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced to practice law in Wheeling, West Virginia. He was a member of the West Virginia State House of Delegates, (1883-84). In 1895, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress and to the next five succeeding Congresses, serving until 1907. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law and lived in retirement until his death at age 72.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7189018
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Blackburn Barrett Dovener (20 Apr 1842–9 May 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7189018, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .