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Hiram BARBER, Jr.

(1835-1924)

BARBER, Hiram, Jr., a Representative from Illinois; born in Queensbury, Warren County, N.Y., March 24, 1835; moved to Horicon, Dodge County, Wis., in 1846; attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison; studied law in Albany, N.Y.; was admitted to the bar in 1856 and commenced practice at Juneau, Wis.; prosecuting attorney of Jefferson County, Wis., in 1861 and 1862; assistant attorney general of Wisconsin in 1865 and 1866; moved to Chicago, Ill., and resumed the practice of law in 1866; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1880; receiver of the land office at Mitchell, S.Dak., 1881-1888; returned to Chicago and continued the practice of law; served as master in chancery of the Cook County Superior Court from 1891 to 1914; retired from public life and active business pursuits; died at Lake Geneva, Wis., August 5, 1924; interment in Juneau Cemetery, Juneau, Wis.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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