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Lawyer

Samuel Swinfin Burdett, British lawyer. member 41st and 42d Congresses (1869-1873), 6th Missouri Dist.

Background

Burdett, Samuel Swinfin was born on February 21, 1836 in Leicestershire, England. Son of Review Cheney and Elizabeth (Swinfin) Burdett.

Education

Student Oberlin College, 1853-1856. Studied law under Honorary Edward Graham, DeWitt, Iowa.

Career

Admitted to Iowa bar, 1859. Appointed superintendent schools, Clinton Company, Iowa, 1860. Lieutenant and captain Company B, 1st louisiana Cavalry, 1861-1863.

Lincoln presidential elector, 2d Iowa District, 1864. Circuit attorney, Missouri, 1866-1867. Member 41st and 42d Congresses (1869-1873), 6th Missouri District.

Commissioner General Land Office, 1874-1875. In practice at Washington, since 1875. Commander-in-chief G.A.R., 1885-1886.

Home: Glencarlyn, Va.

Membership

Member 41st and 42d Congresses (1869-1873), 6th Missouri Dist.

Connections

Married Nancy Eliza Graham, 1864.

father:
Review Cheney Burdett

mother:
Elizabeth (Swinfin) Burdett

spouse:
Nancy Eliza Graham