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Orlando Burrell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 20th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Preceded by George W. Smith
Succeeded by James R. Campbell
Personal details
Born (1826-07-26)July 26, 1826
Newton, Pennsylvania
Died June 7, 1921(1921-06-07) (aged 94)
Carmi, Illinois
Political party Republican

Orlando Burrell (July 26, 1826 – June 7, 1921) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois for one term from 1895 to 1897.

Life and career

Born in Newton, Pennsylvania, Burrell moved with his parents to White County, Illinois, in 1834. He attended the common schools. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. During the Civil War he raised a company of Cavalry in June 1861, and was elected its captain, and was attached to the First Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry. He served as judge of White County 1873-1881. Sheriff of White County 1892-1894. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention at Minneapolis in 1892.


Burrell was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress. He retired from public life and resumed his agricultural pursuits.


He died in Carmi, Illinois, June 7, 1921. He was interred in Maple Ridge Cemetery.

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