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CAMERON, Angus, born in Caledonia, Livingston County, New York, 4 July, 1826. He received an academic education, studied law in Buffalo, New York, and was graduated at the national law school in Ballston SPennsylvania He removed to La Crosse, Wisconsin, in 1857, was a member of the state senate in 1863, 1864, 1871, and 1872, and of the assembly in 1866 and 1867, being speaker in the last-named year. He was a delegate to the republican national convention at Baltimore in 1864, and a regent of the University of Wisconsin from 1866 till 1875. In the latter year he was chosen United States senator by the votes of 508 CAMERON democrats, republicans, and liberals, and re-elected in 1881 to fill the term of Senator Matthew H. Carpenter, deceased, serving until 3 March, 1885.
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