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RIDDLEBERGER, Harrison Holt. senator, born in Edinburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia, 4 October, 1844. After receiving a common-school education he studied at home for two years under a tutor. During the civil war he served for three years in the Confederate army as lieutenant of infantry and captain of cavalry. At the close of the war he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began to practise at Woodstock, Virginia, where he still (1888) resides. I[is first civil office was that of commonwealth's attorney for his county, which he held for two terms, tie was then elected and re-elected to the state house of delegates, serving for four years, and subsequently sat in the senate of Virginia for the same period. Since 1870 he has edited three local newspapers, "The Tenth Legion," "The Shenandoah Democrat," and " The Virginian." He was a member o1' the state committee of the Conservative party until 1875, a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1876, and on the "Readjuster" ticket in 1880. He was commonwealth's attorney and state senator when, in 1881, he was elected to the United States senate as a Readjuster in the place of John W. Johnston, Conservative. His term of service will expire on 3 March, 1889.
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