The New Student's Reference Work/Dalzell, John

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Dalzell′, John (1845-), American statesman and lawyer, was born in New York and educated at Yale, where he graduated in 1865, and two years later was admitted to the bar. He has since become widely known as a corporation and railroad lawyer, in the latter capacity acting for the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1887 he was elected to the 50th Congress on the Republican ticket, and he has subsequently served in that assembly, usefully acting on committees of the House as well as in general legislation.