Edward Y. Rice

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(February 8, 1820 — April 16, 1883) Edward Young Rice was an American politician and lawyer. Rice was born in Russellville, Kentucky in 1820 and moved to Illinois in 1844. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844, and practiced law in Hillsboro, Illinois. In 1847, he was elected as county recorder. Later he served in the State House of Representatives (1849, 1850), and as a judge of the Montgomery County Court (1851, 1852). Rice was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1869 and 70 before being elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1870. He served in the House from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1873. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/R000197]

Member of Illinois Delegation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875.

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