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Alston Gordon Dayton, Greek judge. member 54th to 58th Congresses (1895-1905), 2d West Virginia.

Background

Dayton, Alston Gordon was born on October 18, 1857 in Philippi, Virginia (now West Virginia). Son of Spencer and Sarah (Bush) Dayton.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, West Virginia University, 1878, A.M., 1880.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1878. Prosecuting attorney, Upshur Company, West Virginia, to fill unexpired term, 1879. Prosecuting attorney Barbour Company, West Virginia, 1884-1888.

Member 54th to 58th Congresses (1895-1905), 2d West Virginia District. Reëlected to 59th Congress, but appointed United States district judge, Northern District of West Virginia, 1905.

Membership

Member 54th to 58th Congresses (1895-1905), 2d West Virginia.

Connections

Married Columbia M. Sinsel, November 26, 1884.

father:
Spencer Dayton

mother:
Sarah (Bush) Dayton

spouse:
Columbia M. Sinsel