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Hamilton Glover EWART

(1849-1918)

EWART, Hamilton Glover, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., October 23, 1849; attended private schools; moved to Hendersonville, Henderson County, N.C., with his parents in 1862; was graduated from the literary and law departments of the University of South Carolina at Columbia; was admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice in Hendersonville, N.C.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876; elected mayor of Hendersonville in 1877; member of the State house of representatives 1887-1889, 1895-1897, and 1911-1913; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress and for election in 1904; resumed the practice of law in Hendersonville, N.C.; judge of the criminal court in 1895; judge of the circuit court in 1897; served as judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina from July 16, 1898, to March 4, 1899, and April 14, 1899, to June 7, 1900; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1916 and continued the practice of law; died in Chicago, Ill., April 28, 1918; interment in Oakdale Cemetery, Hendersonville, N.C.

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

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