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Montana 150

Republican Thomas Carter was seated in Washington, D.C., as the first U.S. representative from the state of Montana after defeating Democrat Martin Maginnis is November. A year earlier, Carter had been just the second Republican territorial delegate elected to Congress from Montana, defeating William A. Clark in a campaign said to have launched the War of the Copper Kings.

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Mineral County, Veterans Issues Reporter

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