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BOGY, Lewis Y., senator, born in St. Genevieve, Maine, 9 April 1813" died in St. Louis, 20 September 1877. He was descended from the early French settlers of the region, received a common-school education, was for some years a clerk, afterward studied law in Illinois and Kentucky, was graduated at the Lexington law school, Kentucky, in 1835, and began practice in St. Louis. He was several times elected to the legislature, and in 1867-'8 was commissioner of Indian affairs. He was interested in the development of the mineral resources of the state, and was a projector of the St. Louis and Iron Mountain railroad, of which he was president for two years. He was elected to the United States senate as a democrat in 1873, and served on the committees on Indian affairs, land claims, and education and labor.
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