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NEWSHAM, Joseph Parkinson, lawyer, born in Preston, Lancashire, England, 24 May, 1837. He came early to this country, and was educated in the public schools at St. Louis, Missouri Studying law, he was admitted to the bar in Illinois and Missouri in 1860, and practised in St. Louis. Entering the National army, he served on the staff of General John C. Fremont, and afterward on that of General Andrew J. Smith during the entire campaign of the latter from Paducah to Shiloh. He was then adjutant of the 32d Missouri volunteers, and resigned, 4 July, 1864. The same year he removed to Louisiana and took an active part in the work of reconstruction, he was admitted to the Louisiana bar in 1865, and was a member of the Reconstruction convention of 1867-'8. He Subsequently established and edited "The Feliciana Republican," the first Republican newspaper in that part of the state from 1868 till 1872. He sat in the 40th congress, serving from 18 July, 1868, till 3 March, 1869, and was a candidate for re-election, but his opponent, Michael Ryan, Democrat, obtained the seat. On Mr. Newshain's asserting that fraud and intimidation had been used, the house, after investigation, declared the latter legally elected, and he consequently served from 25 May, 1870, till 5 December of the same year. Since then he has resided on his plantation at Bayou Sara, Louisiana, and served as parish judge and parish attorney.
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