Abram COMINGO, Congress, MO (1820-1889)


COMINGO, Abram, a Representative from Missouri; born near Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., January 9, 1820; attended the common and high schools and was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Harrodsburg, Ky., in 1847; moved to Independence, Mo., in 1848 and commenced the practice of law; delegate to the Missouri State convention in February 1861; appointed provost marshal of the sixth district of Missouri in May 1863; elected recorder of deeds of Jackson County in 1868; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the practice of law in Independence, Mo.; appointed by President Grant in 1876 a member of the commission to arbitrate with the Sioux Indians for the possession of Sioux lands in Dakota bordering on the Black Hills; moved to Kansas City, Mo., in 1881; retired from public life; died in Kansas City, Mo., November 10, 1889; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present