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Joseph Lafayette Rawlins

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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.

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