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|Thompson W. McNeely|
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Illinois's 9th district
March 4, 1869 –March 3, 1873
|Preceded by||Lewis W. Ross|
|Succeeded by||Granville Barrere|
|Born||Thompson Ware McNeely|
October 5, 1835
|Died|| July 23, 1921 85) (aged|
|Alma mater||University of Louisville|
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Lewis W. Ross
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from Illinois's 9th congressional district
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