Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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De Motte, Mark Lindsey

De Motte, Mark Lindsey, a Representative from Indiana; born in Rockville, Parke County, Ind., December 28, 1832; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from the literary department of Indiana Asbury (now De Pauw) University, Greencastle, Ind., in 1853 and from the law department of the same university in 1855; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Valparaiso in 1855; elected prosecuting attorney of the sixty-seventh judicial district in 1856; served in the Union Army during the Civil War with the rank of first lieutenant in 1861; promoted to captain in 1862; at the close of the warmoved to Lexington, Mo., and resumed the practice of law; editor and proprietor of the Lexington Register; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election to Congress in 1872 and 1876; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Cincinnati in 1876; returned to Valparaiso, Ind., in 1877 and resumed the practice of law; organized the Northern Indiana Law School in 1879; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty eighth Congress; member of the State senate 1886-1890; appointed postmaster of Valparaiso March 24, 1890, and served until March 20, 1894; dean of the Northern Indiana Law School 1890-1908; died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Ind., September 23, 1908; interment in Maplewood Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "De Motte, Mark Lindsey," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1073 1074. Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D2RL4PGTAPZVFC8.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "De Motte, Mark Lindsey." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1073, page 1074. Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D2RL4PGTAPZVFC8.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'De Motte, Mark Lindsey' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1073, pp.1074. Original Sources, retrieved 22 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D2RL4PGTAPZVFC8.