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Born in Mercer, Pennsylvania, Newcomb completed preparatory studies and moved to Kentucky. He later moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar. He moved again to West Union, Iowa in 1854 and commenced practicing law. He was judge of the circuit court of Fayette County, Iowa, from 1855 to 1860. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Newcomb served as captain of Company F in the 3rd Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment from 1861 until his discharge on account of illness in 1862. He moved to Vineland, Missouri and resumed practicing law. He was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives in 1865 and 1866 and was elected a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1866, serving from 1867 to 1869, not being a candidate for renomination in 1868. Afterwards, Newcomb was a United States Marshal for the eastern district of Missouri from 1869 to 1875, was census enumerator of St. Louis, Missouri in 1870 and resumed practicing law. He died in St. Louis on April 6, 1902, was cremated at the Missouri Crematory and his ashes were deposited in a columbarium.
See also[edit | edit source]
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- Carman A. Newcomb at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2008-02-14
- Carman A. Newcomb at Find a Grave Retrieved on 2008-02-14