Samuel Swinfin Burdett

Samuel Swinfin Burdett

Broughton Astley, Harborough District, Leicestershire, England
Death 24 Sep 1914 (aged 78)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Grave 1553-SS
Memorial ID 7384138 · View Source
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US Congressman. Born in England, after immigrating to the United States at age 12 he settled in Lorain County, Ohio. He studied law, was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1858, and established a legal practice in Dewitt, Iowa. He entered the Union Army at the age of 25 on May 1, 1861, when he was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in Company B, 1st Iowa Volunteer Cavalry. Promoted to Captain on November 11, 1862, he served as a Judge Advocate on the staff of Major General Samuel R. Curtis, and was honorably mustered out on August 4, 1864. Settling in Osceola, Missouri, after the war, he was elected as a Republican to represent Missouri's 5th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1869 to 1873. He served as Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War veterans organization from 1885 to 1886, and died while visiting his birthplace, Sutton-in-the-Elms, in Leicestershire, England.

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