Godlove S. Orth

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(22 April, 1817 -- 16 December, 1882) Orth was an American lawyer and politician. Orth was born in Lebanon, Pa.. Orth was admitted to the bar in 1839 and began practice in LaFayette, Indiana. Orth was a member of the State senate from 1843 to 1848, serving one year as president. Orth was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses and later was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Indiana Delgation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875, Indiana Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Indiana Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Indiana Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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