Rep. James P. Flick
FLICK, ANDERSON, GILLEY, CALKINS
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Date: 12/12/2005 at 08:21:11
James P. Flick, of Bedford, was born at Bakerstown, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, August 28, 1845, removed with his parents to Wapello County, Iowa, when seven years of age, and from there to Taylor County in 1857, where he has since resided; received a common-school education; enlisted in the Fourth Iowa Infantry April 3, 1862, and served as a private soldier; studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1870, and has been in active practice since; was a member of the Seventeenth General Assembly of Iowa, and served as District Attorney of the third Judicial District of Iowa for six years; he was elected over Hon. A.R. Anderson, who was his captain in the Army, to the fifty-first Congress as a Republican, receiving 19,207 votes, against 18,212 votes for A.R. Anderson, Democrat, 247 votes for S.A. Gilley, Prohibitionist, 92 votes for George C. Calkins, Labor candidate, and 11 votes scattering.
-source: Official Congressional Directory, Fifty-First congress, First Session, Third Ed., Corrected to May 10, 1890; Washington: Government Printing Office, 1890; Iowa Representatives Eighth District, page 42
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