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Courtland Cushing Matson
From 1889's The National Democratic Party: Its History, Principles, Achievements, and Aims
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1889
April 25, 1841|
Brookville, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||September 4, 1915
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Resting place||Forest Hill Cemetery
Greencastle, Indiana, U.S.
|Alma mater||Indiana Asbury University|
|Unit||Sixteenth Regiment, Indiana Volunteers|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Courtland Cushing Matson was born on April 25, 1841, in Brookville, Indiana. Matson graduated from Indiana Asbury University (now De Pauw University) in 1862. He later studied law. He was admitted to the bar.
During the Civil War, Matson enlisted as a private in the Sixteenth Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. After one year's service entered the Sixth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Cavalry (Seventy-first Volunteers), and served until October 1865, and was subsequently promoted to the rank of colonel.
After the war, Matson studied law and commenced practice in Greencastle, Indiana. He was three times elected prosecuting attorney of Putnam County, Indiana. He served as chairman of the Democratic State central committee in 1878.
Matson was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1889). He served as chairman of the Committee on Invalid Pensions (Forty-eighth through Fiftieth Congresses). He was not a candidate for renomination. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Indiana in 1888.
He resumed the practice of law in Greencastle, Indiana. He served as member of the board of tax commissioners 1909–1913.
Matson died on September 4, 1915, in Chicago, Illinois. He was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.
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