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John Marshall HAGANS

(1838-1900)

HAGANS, John Marshall, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Brandonville, Preston County, Va. (now West Virginia), August 13, 1838; attended the public schools; studied law at Harvard University; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Morgantown; elected prosecuting attorney for Monongahela County in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1870; law reporter for the supreme court of appeals from January 1864 to March 4, 1873; mayor of Morgantown 1866, 1867, and 1869; member of the State constitutional convention in 1871; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for renomination; member of the State house of delegates 1879-1883; elected judge of the second judicial district in 1888 and served until his death in Morgantown, W.Va., June 17, 1900; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Bibliography

Hagans, John Marshall. Brief Sketch of the Erection and Formation of the State of West Virginia from the Territory of Virginia. Charleston, WV: Butler Printing Company, 1891.

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

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