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MARSTON, Gilman, legislator, born in Orford, Grafton County, New Hampshire, 20 August, 1811. He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1837, and at Harvard law-school in 1840. The year following he was admitted to the bar and began practice at Exeter, where he has since resided. He was a member of the state house of representatives in 1845-'6-'7 and 1848, subsequently in 1872-'3-'6 and 1877, and during the biennial terms of 1879-'80, '81-'82, '83-'84, '85-'86, and '87-'88. In 1850 and 1876 he was a delegate to the State constitutional convention, he was elected as a Republican to congress, and re-elected, serving from 5 December, 1859, till 3 March, 1863. He also took part in the civil war as colonel of the 2d New Hampshire regiment, being promoted brigadier-general of volunteers, 29 November, 1862, and receiving severe wounds. On his return home at the end of the war he was again elected to congress, serving from 4 December, 1865, till 3 March, 1867. He was also the Republican candidate for election to the 45th congress, but was defeated by 43 votes.
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