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GARFIELDE, Selucius (1822-1881)

GARFIELDE, SELUCIUS, a Delegate from the Territory of Washington; born in Shoreham, Addison County, Vt., December 8, 1822; moved to Gallipolis, Ohio, and later to Paris, Ky., where he engaged in newspaper work; pursued an academic course; member of the State constitutional convention in 1849; immigrated to California in 1851; member of the State house of representatives in 1852; elected by the legislature to codify the laws of the State in 1853; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1854 and commenced practice in San Francisco, Calif.; returned to Kentucky in 1855; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1856; moved to the Territory of Washington in 1857; receiver of public moneys 1857-1860; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; surveyor general of the Territory of Washington 1866-1869; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; appointed collector of customs for the Puget Sound district in 1873; moved to Seattle, Wash., where he engaged in the practice of law; also practiced in Washington, D.C.; died in Washington, D.C., April 13, 1881; interment in Glenwood Cemetery.

University of Washington
Manuscripts, Special Collections, University Archives; Allen Library South
Seattle, WA
Papers: In the Ebey Family Papers, 1849-1918, 3.39 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Selucius Garfielde. The collection is also available on microfilm. A finding aid is available in the repository.