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Robert T. Van Horn

"(May 19, 1824 -- January 3, 1916) Robert Thompson Van Horn was a printer, lawyer, member of a board of aldermen, postmaster, editor, mayor, soldier, collector of internal revenue, and American politician. Van horn was born in East Mahoning, Indiana County, Pennsylvania and moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1855. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1850. He was a member of the board of aldermen in 1857, was postmaster of Kansas City (1857-1861), and established the Kansas City Journal. He was elected Mayor of Kansas City in 1861 and 1864. He enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War and served as lieutenant colonel of the 25th Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry. He served as a member of the State senate (1862-1864), was chairmen of the Republican State central committee (1874-1876), was a collector of internal revenue for the 6th district of Missouri (1875-1881), was a delegate to the Republican National conventions in 1864, 1868, 1872, 1876, 1880, and 1884, and was part of the Republican National Committee in 1872 and 1884. Van Horn was elected as a Republican to the 39th, 40th, 41st, and 47th Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1871 and March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1883), and was not a candidate for renomination in 1870 or 1896. He successfully contested the election of John c. Tarsney to the 54th Congress and served from February 27, 1896 to March 3, 1897. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=V000042]"

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