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COKE, Richard, senator, born in Williamsburg, Virginia, 13 March, 1829. He was educated at William and Mary College, studied law, and after admission to the bar removed to Waco, Texas, and practiced his profession. He served as a private, and afterward as captain, in the Confederate army. In June, 1865, he was appointed district judge, and in 1866 elected judge of the Supreme Court. A year later General Sheridan removed him, on the ground that he was an impediment to reconstruction. In 1873 he was elected governor of Texas, and in 1876 was re-elected. Having been elected as a democrat to the United States senate, he resigned to take his seat in that body on 4 March, 1877. In 1883 he was elected for another term, to expire 3 March, 1889.
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