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Samuel D. Burchard

Born: Jul 17, 1836

Death: Sep 1, 1901

Birthplace: Leyden

Nationality: United States

Samuel D. Burchard

Date of Birth : Jul 17, 1836
Date of Death : Sep 1, 1901
Birth Place : Leyden

Samuel Dickinson Burchard was a nineteenth-century U.S. Representative and manufacturer from Wisconsin. Born in Leyden, New York, Burchard moved to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin with his father in 1845, attended Madison University and engaged in the manufacturing of wool in Beaver Dam. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he entered the Union Army as a lieutenant in the Missouri State Militia, was later appointed assistant quartermaster of volunteers with the rank of captain, being stationed in New York, and was mustered out with the rank of major. Burchard served in the Wisconsin Senate from 1872 to 1874. He was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1874 to the 44th United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1875 till March 3, 1877. He served as the representative of Wisconsin's 5th congressional district. Afterwards, he engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death in Greenwood, Texas on September 1, 1901. He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood.

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