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LOVEJOY, Owen, (cousin of Nathan Allen Farwell),
a Representative from Illinois; born in Albion, Maine, on January 6,
1811; attended the common schools and was graduated from Bowdoin College,
Brunswick, Maine, in 1832; studied law but never practiced; studied theology;
moved to Alton, Madison County, Ill., in 1836; ordained pastor of the
Congregational Church in Princeton, Ill., 1839-1856; member of the State house
of representatives in 1854; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and to
the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1857, until his death
in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 25, 1864; chairman, Committee on Agriculture
(Thirty-seventh Congress), Committee on District of Columbia (Thirty-eighth
Congress); interment in Oakland Cemetery, Princeton, Ill.
Owen Lovejoy: Abolitionist in Congress. New Brunswick, N.J.:
Rutgers University Press, 1967.