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John Ransom Buck

John Ransom Buck (December 6, 1835 – February 6, 1917) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

Background

  • Buck was born to Halsey and Sarah Anne Buck.

    On April 12, 1865, Buck married Mary A. Keeney of Manchester, Connecticut. They had two children, Florence K. and John Halsey.

    He resumed the practice of law in Hartford, Connecticut. After a battle with a long illness, Buck died on February 6, 1917. He was interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

  • Education

    • He attended the common schools, Wilbraham (Mass.) Academy

      He attended Wesleyan University, located at Middletown, Connecticut, where he studied Law.

    Career

    • In 1859 he entered the law office of Wells & Strong as a law student. He was admitted to the bar in 1862 and practiced in Hartford. Buck served as assistant clerk of the State House of Representatives in 1864 and clerk in 1865. He served as clerk of the Senate in 1866; as president of the Hartford Court of Common Council in 1868; as City attorney 1871 — 1873; as Treasurer of Hartford County 1873 — 1881 and as a member of the State Senate in 1880 — 1881.

      Buck was elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881—March 3, 1883) and to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885—March 3, 1887). He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress and for the re-election in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress.

      Elected to represent Connecticut's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1881 to 1883. Also served as a Member of the Connecticut State Senate in 1880.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican Party

    Connections

    • father: Halsey Buck - American
    • mother: Sarah Anne Buck - American
    • Wife: Mary A. Keeney - American
      On April 12, 1865, Buck married Mary A. Keeney of Manchester, Connecticut. They had two children, Florence K. and John Halsey.
    • Daughter: Florence Keeney - American
    • Son: John Halsey - American
    John Ransom Buck
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    Died February 6, 1917
    (aged 81)
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    • 1859 - 1862
      law student, law office of Wells & Strong
      Hartford
    • 1862 - 1864
      bar worker, bar
      Hartford
    • 1864 - 1865
      assistant clerk, State House of Representatives
    • 1865 - 1866
      clerk, State House of Representatives
    • 1866 - 1868
      clerk, Senate
    • 1868 - 1871
      president, Hartford Court of Common Council
      Hartford
    • 1871 - 1873
      attorney, Hartford Court of Common Council
      Hartford
    • 1873 - 1881
      treasurer, Hartford County
      Hartford
    • 1880 - 1881
      member of senate, state senate
    • March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1883
      congressman, Forty-seventh Congress
    • March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1887
      congressman, Forty-ninth Congress
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    • Full name, name spelling variants, pseudonym
      • John Ransom
    • Career
      • law office of Wells & Strong
      • bar
      • State House of Representatives
      • State House of Representatives
      • Senate
      • Hartford Court of Common Council
      • Hartford Court of Common Council
      • Hartford County
      • state senate
      • Forty-seventh Congress
      • Forty-ninth Congress
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