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Title Horace J. Austin
Span Dates 1840-1891
Bulk Dates (bulk dates, 1864-1891)
Quantity .75 linear ft.
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Location     Archives and Special Collections, University Libraries, University of South Dakota.

 Horace J. Austin was born in Washington County, New York in 1837.  He moved west to seek out business opportunities.  He traveled to Iowa and eventually moved to Dakota Territory where he gained employment as a land surveyor.  He originally settled in Yankton and later relocated to Vermillion.  In 1863, Austin served as a sergeant in Company A of the First Dakota Cavalry.  Austin was elected a Territorial Legislator in the House in 1865 and continued to serve in the South Dakota legislature until his death on February 27, 1891, in Pierre, South Dakota.

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