Strait, Horace Burton

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to
Full name
Horace Burton Strait
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
Occupation
Politician
Farmer or Planter
Businessman
Other
Other Occupation
Banker
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Republican
Government
US House of Representatives
Local government
Military
Union Army

Horace Burton Strait (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
STRAIT, Horace Burton, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Potter County, Pa., January 26, 1835; attended the common schools; moved with his parents to Indiana in 1846; settled near Jordan, Minn., in 1855 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Shakopee, Minn., in 1860 and conducted a general store; entered the Union Army in 1862 as captain in the Ninth Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, being promoted to major in 1864; served at the close of the war as inspector general on the staff of General McArthur; honorably discharged in 1865; trustee of Minnesota Hospital for the Insane in 1866; mayor of Shakopee in 1870, 1871, and 1872; engaged in mercantile pursuits, manufacturing, and banking; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1879); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; elected to the Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth, and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1887); chairman, Committee on Militia (Forty-seventh Congress); resumed banking at Shakopee and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; died February 25, 1894, on a train at Juarez, Mexico, en route to the United States; interment in Valley Cemetery, Shakopee, Minn.
"Strait, Horace Burton," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000988.
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