RICE, Theron Moses, (1829 - 1895)

RICE, Theron Moses, a Representative from Missouri; born in Mecca, Trumbull County, Ohio, on September 21, 1829; attended the academy in Chester, Ohio; taught in the district school during the winter months; studied law; was admitted to the bar in June 1854 and practiced for about three years in Mahoning County, Ohio; moved in the spring of 1858 to California, Moniteau County, Mo.; served during the Civil War, 1861-1865, in the United States Infantry Volunteer Service from Missouri; received gradual promotions from first lieutenant to colonel; returned to Missouri in the spring of 1866 and resumed the practice of his profession in Tipton, Moniteau County, Mo.; was circuit judge 1868-1874; elected as a Greenbacker to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; resumed the practice of law in Boonville, Mo., until his death in that city November 7, 1895; interment in Tipton Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tipton, Mo.