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Joseph Lafayette Rawlins

Joseph Lafayette Rawlins, American senator.

Background

  • Rawlins, Joseph Lafayette was born on March 28, 1850 in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. Son of Joseph Sharp and Mary (Frost) Rawlins.

  • Education

    • Lived on farm until 18 years of age. Completed a classical course in Indiana U., but was not graduate. Doctor of Laws, University of Utah, 1910.

    Career

    • Professor, University of Deseret, Salt Lake City, 1873-1875. Admitted to bar, 1875, in practice at Salt Lake City, since 1875. Delaware 53d Congress (1893-1895).

      United States senator, 1897-1903.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Connections

    • Married Julia E. Davis, December 8, 1876. Children: Mistress.
    • father: Joseph Sharp Rawlins
    • mother: Mary (Frost) Rawlins
    • spouse: Julia E. Davis
    • child: Mrs Rawlins
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    Born March 28, 1850
    Died March 24, 1927
    (aged 76)
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