Joseph W. Clift

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"(September 30, 1837 -- May 2, 1908) Joseph Wales Clift was a(n) surgeon, soldier, registrar, and American politician. Joseph was born in North Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts and moved to Savannah, Georgia. Joseph entered the Union army as a surgeon (July 12, 1862 - August 7, 1865) and served in the Army of the Potomac until November 18, 1866. He was appointed registrar of the city of Savannah by Major General Pope. Clift was elected as a Republican to the 40th Congress (July 25, 1868 - March 3, 1869) and upon presenting credentials as a Member-elect to the 41st Congress was not permitted to qualify. [Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at]"

Member of Georgia Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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