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Gustavus Sessinghaus

Gustavus Sessinghaus (November 8, 1838 - November 16, 1887) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Born in Koela, Prussia, Sessinghaus pursued preparatory studies. Immigrated to the United States and settled in St. Louis, Missouri. During the Civil War served as a private in Company A, Fifth Regiment, United States Reserve Corps, Missouri Volunteer Infantry. He served as member of the school board 1878-1880. He successfully contested as a Republican the election of Richard G. Frost to the Forty-seventh Congress and served two days only, (March 2, 1883-March 3, 1883). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress. He engaged in the milling business. He died in St. Louis, Missouri on November 16, 1887 and was interred at Bellefontaine Cemetery.

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Preceded by
Richard Graham Frost
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 3rd congressional district

1883
Succeeded by
Alexander M. Dockery
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