HORACE BURTON STRAIT

Horace Burton Strait was a Representative from Minnesota; born in Potter County, PA, January 26, 1835; moved with his parents to Indiana in 1846; settled near Jordan, Minnesota, in 1855 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Shakopee, Minnesota, 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 43rd, 44th, and 45th congresses, ; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the 46th congress; elected to the 47th, 48th, and 49th congresses, ; chairman of the Committee on Militia ; 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, Minnesota. Wikipedia*

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