Horace Franklin BARTINE, Congress, NV (1848-1918)


BARTINE, Horace Franklin, a Representative from Nevada; born in New York City March 21, 1848; moved with his parents to New Jersey in 1858; attended the common schools until fifteen years of age, when he enlisted as a private in the Eighth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, in July 1863 and served during the last two years of the Civil War; was severely wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness; participated in many of the engagements of the Army of the Potomac and was present at the surrender of the Confederate forces at Appomattox Court House; returned to New Jersey and engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Carson City, Nev., in 1869; from 1869 to 1876 engaged in the manufacture of copper sulphate for milling purposes; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1880 and practiced in the courts of Nevada; served as district attorney of Ormsby County 1880-1882; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893); was not a candidate for renomination in 1892; editor of the National Bimetallist, published in Chicago, Ill., and Washington, D.C.; returned to Carson City, Nev., in 1902; appointed State tax examiner in 1904; appointed railroad commissioner in March 1907 and served as chief commissioner and chairman of the commission until his death in Winnemucca, Humboldt County, Nev., August 27, 1918; interment in Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, Ormsby County, Nev.

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