Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Brice, Calvin Stewart

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BRICE, Calvin Stewart, senator, b. in Denmark, Ohio, 17 Sept., 1845; d. in New York city, 15 Dec., 1898. He was graduated at Miami university, serving for a year in Ohio regiments during his college course, and at the close of the war studied law at the University of Michigan. He began his successful financial career in 1870, acquiring large interests in railway and other enterprises. He was in the Tilden electoral ticket in 1876, the Cleveland electoral ticket in 1884, and delegate to the national Democratic convention of 1888. On the death of William H. Barnum he was unanimously elected chairman of the national committee in 1889, and in January, 1890, he was elected U.S. senator, to succeed Henry R. Payne, for the term commencing 4 March, 1891. He served on committees on appropriations, naval affairs, railroads, interstate commerce, pensions, and the Pacific railways, of which he was chairman.