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KEIFER, Joseph Warren, lawyer, soldier, and politician, born in Clark county, Ohio, 30 January, 1836. He was educated at Antioch college, Yellow Springs, Ohio, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1858, and began practice in Springfield. On 19 April, 1861, he enlisted in the National service, and was commissioned major of the 3d Ohio infantry on 27 April. He was promoted lieutenant-colonel on 12 February, 1862, and on 30 September was made colonel of the 110th Ohio infantry. During the war he was four times wounded. He was brevetted brigadier-general on 19 October, 1864, and major-general on being mustered out in June, 1865. He returned to the practice of his profession at Springfield, Ohio, declining a lieutenant-colonel's commission in the regular army, which was offered him in November, 1866. In 1868-'9 he was a member of the Ohio senate. He was a delegate to the National Republican convention in 1876, and was elected a member of congress from Ohio the same year, serving from 15 October, 1877, till 3 March, 1885. He was speaker of the house during the 47th congress, from 5 December, 1881, till 3 March, 1883, and was the orator at the unveiling of the Garfield statue in Washington, in May, 1887.
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