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(14 June, 1828 -- 24 May, 1881) Knapp was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Middletown, Orange County, N.Y., Knapp moved to Illinois in 1839. Knapp was a member of the State senate from 1851 to 1861 and was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John A. McClernand. Knapp was reelected into the Thirty-eighth Congress serving from December 12th, 1861 to March 3rd, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of Illinois Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Illinois Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.
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