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DOCKERY, Oliver H., congressman, born in Richmond County, N. C., 12 August 1830. He was graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1848, and studied law, but never practiced. He represented his native County in the state legislature in 1858'9, and was candidate for district elector on the Union ticket, Bell and Everett, in 1860. He was for a short time in the Confederate service, but soon withdrew, and ever afterward was an outspoken advocate of the reestablishment of the Union, and was active in the peace movement of 1864 in his state, under Governor Holden. He was elected a representative from North Carolina in congress from 13 July 1868, till 3 March 1871, and was reelected as a Republican.
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