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Atchison, David Rice, 1807-1886

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Personal name headingAtchison, David Rice, 1807-1886
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Variant(s)Atchison, Davy, 1807-1886
Associated countryUnited States
LocatedLiberty (Mo.)
Birth date1807-08-11
Death date1886-01-26
Place of birthFrogtown (Ky.)
Lexington (Ky.)
Place of deathClinton County (Mo.)
AffiliationMissouri. General Assembly. House of Representatives
United States. Congress. Senate
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Transylvania University
Profession or occupationLegislators Lawyers Judges
Found inBlair, F.P. Remarks of Hon. F.P. Blair, Jr. of Saint Louis, 1855?: p. 1, etc. (Mr. Atchison; U.S. Senator from Missouri; President pro tem. of the Senate) p. 9 (Davy Atchison)
Concise DAB (Atchison, David Rice; b. 1807, Frogtown, Ky; d. 1886, Gower, Mo.; lawyer, U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1843-1855)
Biographical directory of the United States Congress website, viewed May 25, 2018 (Atchison, David Rice, a Senator from Missouri; born in Frogtown, Ky., August 11, 1807; attended Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Liberty, Clay County, Mo., in 1829; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1834, and again in 1838; appointed judge of the Platte County circuit court in 1841; appointed and subsequently elected in 1843 as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lewis F. Linn; reelected in 1849, and served from October 14, 1843, to March 3, 1855; President pro tempore of the Senate (Twenty-ninth through Thirty-third Congresses); chairman, Committee on the Militia (Twenty-ninth Congress), Committee on Indian Affairs (Thirtieth through Thirty-second Congresses); resumed the practice of law; died at his home near Gower, Clinton County, Mo., January 26, 1886; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Plattsburg, Mo.)
Kentucky encyclopedia, ©1992: page 38 (David Rice Atchison was born in part of south Lexington, Kentucky known as Frogtown. Graduated from Transylvania University in 1933
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