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John Ransom Buck, Hon., Representative in US Congress

Birthplace: Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Halsey Buck and Sarah Anne Wood
Husband of Mary A. Kinne
Brother of Mary M Buck; Wealthy Ann Blish; Edward H Buck; Elizabeth R Buck; Benoni Buck and 2 others

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About John R. Buck

John Ransom Buck (December 6, 1835 – February 6, 1917) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

Pre-Congressional Years

Buck was born in Glastonbury, Connecticut to Halsey and Sarah Anne Buck. He attended Wilbraham Academy, and Wesleyan University, located at Middletown, Connecticut, where he studied Law.

In 1859 he entered the law office of Wells & Strong as a law student. He was admitted to the bar in 1862 and practiced in Hartford. Buck served as assistant clerk of the State House of Representatives in 1864 and clerk in 1865. He served as clerk of the Senate in 1866; as president of the Hartford Court of Common Council in 1868; as City attorney 1871 — 1873; as Treasurer of Hartford County 1873 — 1881 and as a member of the State Senate in 1880 — 1881.

On April 12, 1865, Buck married Mary A. Keeney of Manchester, Connecticut. They had two children, Florence K. and John Halsey.


Buck was elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881—March 3, 1883) and to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885—March 3, 1887). He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress and for the re-election in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress.

After Congress

He resumed the practice of law in Hartford, Connecticut. After a battle with a long illness, Buck died on February 6, 1917. He was interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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John R. Buck's Timeline

December 6, 1834
Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Age 82