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Case Broderick

Politician. Republican. Born: September 23, 1839, Grant County, Indiana. Died:  April 1, 1920, Holton, Kansas. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 1st District: March 4, 1891, to March 3, 1899.

The younger cousin of a U.S. senator from California and a U.S. representative from Indiana, Case Broderick was born near Marion in Grant County, Indiana, on September 23, 1839. There he received his early education and then removed to Holton, Jackson County, Kansas Territory, in 1858, where he took up farming. Broderick enlisted as a private in the Second Kansas Battery on May 27, 1863, and was mustered out at Leavenworth on August 11,1865. After the Civil War, Broderick studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1870, and commenced practice in Holton. He served that town as mayor in 1874 and 1875, was elected prosecuting attorney of Jackson County in 1876-1880, and served a term in the state senate, 1881-1884. Appointed an associate justice of the supreme court of the Territory of Idaho by President Chester Arthur on March 18, 1884, took up his residence in Boise City, Idaho, where he served until the fall of 1888. He then returned to Holton, resumed the practice of law, and was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-second in November 1890; Congressman Broderick successfully stood for reelection three times (served, March 4, 1891-March 3, 1899), but was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1898. Once again he engaged in the practice of law in Holton for several years, when he retired and devoted himself to farming and livestock interests until his death at his home in Holton on April 1, 1920.

Entry: Broderick, Case

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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