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Oliver L. Spaulding

Oliver Lyman Spaulding
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Preceded by Mark S. Brewer
Succeeded by Edwin B. Winans
Michigan Secretary of State
In office
Preceded by James B. Porter
Succeeded by Daniel Striker
Personal details
Born (1833-08-02)August 2, 1833
Jaffrey, New Hampshire

July 30, 1922(1922-07-30) (aged 88#REDIRECT

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Political party Republican
Alma mater Oberlin College

Oliver Lyman Spaulding (August 2, 1833 - July 30, 1922) was a soldier and politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.


Spaulding was born in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. He completed preparatory studies, graduated from Oberlin College of Ohio in 1855, and moved to Michigan where he taught school. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in St. Johns, Michigan. He was regent of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor from 1858 to 1864.

During the Civil War, Spaulding served in the Union Army as a captain in the Twenty-third Regiment, Michigan Volunteers and promoted to colonel and then general. He resumed the practice of law in St. Johns.

Spaulding served as Michigan Secretary of State from 1866 to 1870. Afterwards, he became a member of the Republican State committee from 1871 to 1878. He declined the position of United States district judge of the Utah Territory in 1871 and later served as special agent of the United States Treasury Department from 1875 to 1881.

Spaulding was elected as a Republican from Michigan's 6th congressional district to the 46th Congress serving from March 4, 1881 to March 3, 1883. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882. He also served as chairman of the commission sent to the Sandwich Islands to investigate alleged violations of the Hawaiian reciprocity treaty in 1883.

Oliver Spaulding again served as a special agent of the United States Treasury in 1885, 1889, and 1890 and then as Assistant U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1890 to 1893 during the [[Benjamin Harrison

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