REA, DAVID L - Andrew County, Missouri | DAVID L REA - Missouri Gravestone Photos

David L REA

Savannah Cemetery
Andrew County,
Missouri

19 January 1831 in New Marion, Ripley, Indiana, United States
13 June 1901 in Savannah, Andrew Co., MO
Parents:Jonathan A Rea, Lurana Breeden
Spouse: Nancy E Beattie

REA, David, a Representative from Missouri; born near New Marion, Ripley County, Ind., January 19, 1831; attended the common schools; moved to Missouri with his parents, who settled in Andrew County in 1842; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Rosendale; taught school in the country 1849-1854; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1862 and commenced practice in Savannah, Mo., in 1863; during the Civil War enlisted in the Union Army and served successively as first lieutenant, captain, quartermaster, and lieutenant colonel; resumed the practice of his profession in Savannah; member of the board of education; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; engaged in the practice of law in Savannah, Mo., until his death in that city on June 13, 1901; interment in the City Cemetery.

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Submitted: 9/5/14 • Approved: 9/5/14 • Last Updated: 3/29/18 • R755935-G0-S3

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