LINNEY, Romulus Zachariah, (1841 - 1910)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

LINNEY, Romulus Zachariah, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Rutherford County, N.C., December 26, 1841; attended the common schools, York’s Collegiate Institute, and Doctor Millen’s School in Taylorsville, N.C.; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army until the Battle of Chancellorsville, when he was severely wounded; returned to Taylorsville and joined a class in Doctor Millen’s School; engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar by the supreme court in 1868 and commenced practice in Taylorsville; elected to the State senate in 1870, 1873, and 1882; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1901); died in Taylorsville, Alexander County, N.C., April 15, 1910; interment in Taylorsville Cemetery.