David A. Harvey, Soldier, Lawyer, Judge, Congressman from Oklahoma Territory

David A. Harvey

David A Harvey was born at Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, March 20, 1845. His parents emigrated to Ohio during his infancy. At the outbreak of the Civil War, although only sixteen years old, he entered the volunteer military service, as a private in the 4th Ohio Cavalry, and served until the end of the war. He attended the sessions of Miami University for several terms and then took up the study of law. In 1869, he was admitted to the bar. He settled at Topeka, Kansas, where he engaged in the practice of his profession and filled the offices of city attorney and probate judge. He took an active part in the agitation for the opening of Oklahoma to white settlement and was among the pioneers who located at Oklahoma City on the first day. He served in Congress from November, 1890 to March 1893. Several years later he located at Wyandotte, Ottawa County, where he made his home until his death, May 23, 1916.

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