BRETZ, John Lewis, (1852 - 1920)

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BRETZ, John Lewis, a Representative from Indiana; born near Huntingburg, Dubois County, Ind., September 21, 1852; attended the country schools and Huntingburg High School; taught school 1876-1880; studied law, and was graduated from the Cincinnati Law School in 1880; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Jasper, Ind.; prosecuting attorney of the eleventh judicial circuit 1884-1890; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; judge of the circuit court of Pike and Dubois Counties from 1895 until his death; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1900; died in Jasper, Dubois County, Ind., December 25, 1920; interment in Fairmount Cemetery, Huntingburg, Ind.