Courtland Cushing Matson
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1889
|Born||April 25, 1841|
Brookville, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||September 4, 1915 (aged 74)|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Resting place||Forest Hill Cemetery|
Greencastle, Indiana, U.S.
|Alma mater||Indiana Asbury University|
|Unit||Sixteenth Regiment, Indiana Volunteers|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Courtland Cushing Matson was born on April 25, 1841, in Brookville, Indiana. Matson graduated from Indiana Asbury University (now De Pauw University) in 1862. He later studied law. He was admitted to the bar.
During the Civil War, Matson enlisted as a private in the Sixteenth Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. After one year's service entered the Sixth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Cavalry (Seventy-first Volunteers), and served until October 1865, and was subsequently promoted to the rank of colonel.
After the war, Matson studied law and commenced practice in Greencastle, Indiana. He was three times elected prosecuting attorney of Putnam County, Indiana. He served as chairman of the Democratic State central committee in 1878.
Matson was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1889). He served as chairman of the Committee on Invalid Pensions (Forty-eighth through Fiftieth Congresses). He was not a candidate for renomination. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Indiana in 1888.
- "Matson, Courtland Cushing". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
- United States Congress. "Courtland C. Matson (id: M000248)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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