Duval, Isaac Hardin

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Isaac Hardin Duval
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Isaac Harding Duval (Congressional Biographical Index)

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DUVAL, Isaac Harding, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Wellsburg, Brooke County, Va. (now West Virginia), September 1, 1824; attended the common schools; as a youth he went to Fort Smith, Ark., and joined an elder brother, who was conducting a trading post; became a scout on the Western Plains; crossed the Plains in 1849 for the gold fields of California; was a member of the Lopez expedition to Cuba in an attempt to aid the Cubans in gaining national independence; returned to Virginia in 1853 and engaged in mercantile pursuits at Wellsburg; during the Civil War was commissioned major of the First Regiment, West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, June 1, 1861; successively promoted to colonel of the Ninth Regiment, brigadier general, and brevet major general; member of the State senate 1867-1869; adjutant general of West Virginia, 1867-1869; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); declined to be candidate for renomination in 1870; United States assessor of internal revenue in 1871 and 1872; collector of internal revenue for the first district of West Virginia 1872-1884; member of the State house of delegates 1887-1889; died in Wellsburg, W.Va., July 10, 1902; interment in Brooke Cemetery.
“Duval, Isaac Harding,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000576.
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