EDDY, Norman, (1810 - 1872)


EDDY, Norman, a Representative from Indiana; born in Scipio, N.Y., December 10, 1810; attended the common schools, and was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1835; moved to Indiana, settled in Mishawaka, and practiced medicine until 1847; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced practice in South Bend, Ind.; member of the State senate in 1850; held several local offices; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; appointed by President Pierce attorney general of the Territory of Minnesota in 1855; colonel of the Forty-eighth Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War; collector of internal revenue 1865-1870; secretary of state of Indiana 1870-1872; died in Indianapolis, Ind., January 28, 1872; interment in the City Cemetery, South Bend, Ind.