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SOUTHARD, Milton Isaiah (1836-1905)

SOUTHARD, MILTON ISAIAH, a Representative from Ohio; born in Hanover, Licking County, Ohio, October 20, 1836; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from the Denison University, Granville, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1863 and commenced practice in Toledo, Ohio; prosecuting attorney for Muskingum County, Ohio, 1867-1871; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1879); chairman, Committee on Territories (Forty-fourth Congress); moved to New York City and practiced law; died in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, May 4, 1905; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.