Henry L. Dawes

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(30 October, 1816 -- 5 February, 1903) Dawes was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Cummington, Mass., Dawes studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1842. Dawes was a member of the State house of representatives (1848-1849, 1852), the State senate (1850), and the State constitutional convention (1853). Dawes was elected to the Thirty-fifth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and was then elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1875; he was reelected in 1881 and again in 1887 serving from March 4th, 1875 to March 3rd, 1893. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Massachusetts Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Massachusetts Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Massachusetts Delegation—United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act, Massachusetts Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Massachusetts Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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