US Con -Law, John - U.S. Congressman, IN

John Law:
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Born: October 28, 1796
Birthplace: New London Connecticut
Father: US Congressman Lyman Law 1770 – 1842
(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery New London Connecticut)
Mother: Elizabeth Learned 1774 – 1837
(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery New London Connecticut)

Wife: Sarah Ewing 1804 – 1879
(Buried: Greenlawn Cemetery Vincennes Indiana)

Children:
Anna E. Law Patterson 1827 – 1909
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Terre Haute Indiana)


Political Party: Democratic Party


Education:

1814: Graduated from Yale College

Occupation before War:
1817 – 1818: Attorney in Vincennes Indiana
1818 – 1820: Vincennes Indiana Prosecuting Attorney
1820 – 1824: Attorney in Vincennes Indiana
1824 – 1825: Indiana State Representative
1825 – 1828: Vincennes Indiana Prosecuting Attorney
1828 – 1830: Attorney in Vincennes Indiana
1830 – 1831: Judge of seventh judicial circuit court of Indiana
1831 – 1838: Attorney in Vincennes Indiana
1838 – 1842: Receiver for land office in Vincennes Indiana
1842 – 1844: Attorney in Vincennes Indiana
1844 – 1850: Judge of seventh judicial circuit court of Indiana
1851 – 1855: Investor of large tracts of land in Evansville Indiana
1855 – 1857: Judge of the Court of land Claims in Evansville Indiana

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1865: United States Congressman from Indiana
1861 – 1863: Member of House Library Committee
1861 – 1863: Member of House Revolutionary Pensions Committee
1863 – 1865: Ranking Member of House Agriculture Committee
1863 – 1865: Ranking Member House Revolutionary Pensions Committee
1864: Choose not to be a candidate for renomination to U.S. Congress
1865: Voted against the 13th​ amendment to U.S. Constitution

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1873: Attorney in Evansville Indiana

Died:
October 7, 1873
Place of Death: Evansville Indiana
Age at time of Death: 76 years old
Burial Place: Greenlawn Cemetery Vincennes Indiana

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