THEODORE W. BURDICK was born at Evansburg, Crawford County, Pennsylvania,
October 7, 1836. He received a liberal education and came with his father to
Iowa in 1853, taking up his residence at Decorah. In 1854 he was appointed
deputy treasurer of the county and later was elected recorder and treasurer,
serving until 1862 when he resigned to raise a company for the Union Army.
He was appointed Captain of Company D, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, where he served
three years in the Department of the Northwest against the Indians. At the
close of the war he returned to Decorah and became cashier of the First
National Bank. In 1876 he was elected to Congress from the Third District on
the Republican ticket, serving but one term.
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