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Richard B. Coleman

lawyer , merchant , stock raiser.

Richard B. Coleman, American lawyer, merchant, stock raiser. Member City Council, McAlester, Indiana Ty., 1906-1908.

Background

Coleman, Richard B. was born on August 8, 1846 in Springfield, Missouri, United States. Son of Francis S. and Ann E. (Bedford) Coleman.

Education

Educated public schools, Johnson Company, Missouri. Enlisted in Missouri State Guards, C.S.A., June 5, 1861. Company F, 1st Missouri cavalry, C.S.A., June 5, 1862.

Surrendered June 7, 1865, Alexandria, Louisiana. Lived in Texas after war. Mayor Denton, Texas, 1874-1878.

Merchant since April, 1867. Commenced law practice, 1890.

Career

Major-general Indiana Ty. div. U.C.V., since 1895; assistant adjutant general to General W. L. Cable, commanding Trans-Mississippi department U.C.V., since 1906. Adjutant general and chief of staff to Major General Dungeon Master Hailey, commanding Indiana Ty. div.

U.C.V., since 1907.

Membership

Member City Council, McAlester, Indiana Ty., 1906-1908.

Connections

Married Demton, Texas, December 2, 1869, Eva Withers.

father:
Francis S. Coleman

mother:
Ann E. (Bedford) Coleman

spouse:
Demton