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Lawyer

John Hovey Rice, American lawyer. member Congress 4th Me.

Background

Rice, John Hovey was born on February 5, 1816 in Mount Vernon, Maine, United States. Son of Nathaniel and Jane (Swasey) Rice.

Education

Common school education. Clerk in Registry of Deeds, Augusta, Maine, at 16. Resided there 10 years.

In mercantile business. Deputy sheriff; studied law. Aide-de-camp to General Bachelor in the “Aroostook War”—i.e., Northeastern boundary dispute with Great Britain, 1838.

Moved to Piscataquis County, Maine, 1843.

Career

Practiced law; prosecuting attorney. Delegate in the 1st Republican National Convention, Philadelphia, 1856. Member Congress 4th Maine district 3 terms, 1861-1867.

Declined 4th nomination. Customs collector, Port of Bangor, Maine, 1867-1871. Practiced law in Washington, District of Columbia, with Edward Jordan, solicitor of the Treasury, 12 years.

Moved to New York, 1884. In corporation and law business there, 15 years. In Chicago, May since 1899.

Address: Chicago, Ill.

Membership

Member Congress 4th Me.

Connections

Married Grace Elizabeth Burleigh, December 7, 1847 (died 1898).

father:
Nathaniel Rice

mother:
Jane (Swasey) Rice

spouse:
Grace Elizabeth Burleigh