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"BOON, RATLIFF, Gov. Ind., congressman:
b Franklin County, NC Jan 18, 1781; attended public schs. Moved to Danville, KY., learned gunsmith's trade; moved to what is now Boon Twp., Warrick County, Ind., 1809; apptd 1st treas. of Warrick County at its orgn 1813; mem. Ind. Ho. of Reps., 1816, 17; mem. Ind. Senate, 1818; elected Lt. gov. Ind., 1819, became gov. when gov. resigned, 1822, reelected Lt. gov. 1822-24; mem. U.S. Ho. of Reps. (Jacksonian Democrat) from Ind., 19th, 21st-25th congresses, 1825-27, 29-39;
moved to Pike County, MO 1839.
Died Louisiana, MO Nov 20, 1844; buried Riverview Cemetery."
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