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EDDY, Norman, congressman, born in Seipio, Cayuga County, N.Y., 10 December 1810" died in Indianapolis, Indiana, 28 January 1872. He was graduated in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1835, and removed in 1836 to Mishawaka, Indiana, where he practiced for several years, but finally gave up his profession for that of the law, and was admitted to the bar in April 1847, removing to South Bend, Indiana, in the same year. He was elected state senator on the Democratic ticket in 1850, and in 1852 was elected to congress over Schuyler Colfax, but was defeated by him in 1854. President Pierce appointed Mr. Eddy district attorney for Minnesota in 1855, and in 1856'7 he was commissioner of the Indian trust lands in Kansas in the autumn of 1861 he organized the 48th Indiana regiment, was commissioned its colonel, and continued in command till July 1863, when he resigned because of disability resulting from wounds received in the battle of Iuka, Mississippi In that engagement the 48th lost 119 killed or wounded out of 420 that entered the fight. Colonel Eddy was appointed collector of internal revenue by President Johnson in 1865, and in 1870 was elected secretary of state of Indiana, which office he held till his sudden death from heart disease.
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