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Booth, Newton, 1825-1892

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Personal name headingBooth, Newton, 1825-1892
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Birth date1825-12-30
Death date1892-07-14
Place of birthSalem (Ind.)
Place of deathSacramento (Calif.)
AffiliationIndiana Asbury University (Greencastle, Ind.)
California. Legislature. Senate
United States. Congress. Senate
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Profession or occupationLegislators Lawyers Governors
Found inNUCMC data from Indiana Historical Society for Reynolds, J.M. Papers, 1840-1899 (Newton Booth)
Bio. dir. of U.S. Congress, 1774-1989 (Newton Booth, 1825-1892; sen. from Calif.; b. Salem, Ind.; lawyer; moved to Calif. in 1850; briefly engaged in grocery business in Sacramento; practiced law in Terre Haute, Ind., 1857-1860, then returned to Sacramento; state legislator; Calif. govr., 1871-1874; U.S. senator, 1875-1881; returned to mercantile interests in Sacramento where he died)
Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, October 18, 2017 (Booth, Newton, a Senator from California; born in Salem, Washington County, Ind., December 30, 1825; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Asbury (later DePauw) University, Greencastle, Ind., in 1846; studied law in Terre Haute, Ind.; admitted to the bar in 1850; moved the same year to California, where he temporarily engaged in the wholesale grocery business at Sacramento; returned to Terre Haute in 1857 and engaged in the practice of law until 1860, when he returned to Sacramento, Calif., and again engaged in mercantile pursuits; member, State senate 1863; Governor of California, 1871-1874, when he resigned, having been elected Senator; elected as an Anti-Monopolist to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1875, to March 3, 1881; was not a candidate for reelection in 1880; chairman, Committee on Manufacturers (Forty-fifth Congress), Committee on Patents (Forty-fifth Congress); engaged in the wholesale mercantile business in Sacramento, Calif., where he died on July 14, 1892; interment in the City Cemetery.)
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