David Rorick

Rorick, David, insurance; born near Columbus, Franklin Co., O.; son of Cornelius Hoyt and Julia Fowler (Kimball) Rorick; educated in district and high schools, Franklin Co., O.; married, Wyandotte, Kan., Sept. 27, 1869, Lucy A. Meriwether; one son, David, Jr. Began business career as clerk in hotel, Newcastle, Ind., 1858; learned marble cutting trade and followed it until enlisting, in 1862, as private, co. G, Thirty-first Iowa Infantry; promoted to first lieutenant on battlefield at Vicksburg, Miss., and thereafter serve on staff of W.T. Sherman; took part in battle of Chickasaw Bluff, Arkansas Post, siege of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, around Atlanta, Jonesboro, March to the Sea, and Columbia, S.C., where he was taken prisoner, exchanged and returned to the command at Raleigh, N.C., joined in march through Virginia to Washington, D.C., where armies were reviewed by Grant and Sherman and mustered out in 1865. Resumed marble business and studied law; removed to Jefferson, Co., Kan., and began practice of law in firm of McArthur & Rorick, 1867; elected to lower house of Kansas legislature, 1869-70, and was one of three members who voted against ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; become connected with American Central Insurance Co., November 1869, and has served consecutively as special agent, general agent on Pacific coast, 1877-1878, general adjuster, second vice president, 1894, and as vice president since 1903. Democrat. Member Military Order of Loyal Legion. Mason (32º), Knight Templar. Odd Fellow. Member, Ransom Post, G.A.R. Club: Missouri Athletic. Office: 816 Olive St.

Source: The Book of St. Louisans: A Biographical Dictionary of the Leading Living Men of the City of St. Louis and Vicinity. 1912. St. Louis: The St. Louis Republic.

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