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BUCKALEW, Charles R., senator, born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, 28 December, 1821. After receiving an academic education, he studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1843. From 1845 till 1847 he was prosecuting attorney for Columbia County, and from 1850 till 1856 a state senator. In 1854 he was commissioner to ratify a treaty with Paraguay, in 1857 chairman of the state democratic committee, elected again a state senator, and a commissioner to revise the Pennsylvania penal code. In 1858-'61 he was United States minister to Ecuador. He was chosen United States senator in 1863 by a majority of one vote, and served until 1869. While in the senate he served on important committees, and took an active part in the debates, particularly in those on the reconstruction measures, which he opposed as illegal. In 1869 he was again chosen to the state senate, and while there began the movement for a state con-situational convention, of .which he was afterward leading member. In 1886 he was elected to congress from Pennsylvania. BUCKE, Richard Maurice, Canadian physician, born in Methwold, Norfolk, England, 18 March, 1837. When a year old he came to Canada with his father, the Rev. Horatio Walpole Bucke, who settled near London. He was educated at the London grammar school, and studied medicine at McGill University, being graduated in 1862. After further professional study in London and Paris, he returned to Canada in 1864, and in the following year began practice at Sarnia. In 1876 he was appointed medical superintendent of the asylum for the insane at Hamilton, Ontario, and in February, 1878, medical superintendent of the London insane asylum. Dr. Bucke is the author of "Man's Moral Nature" (New York, 1879) and "Walt Whir-man" (1882), which has been republished in England. He has written many magazine articles.
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