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Eugene Jerome HAINER

(1851-1929)

HAINER, Eugene Jerome, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Funfkirchen, Hungary, August 16, 1851; immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Columbia, Mo., in 1854, and in New Buda, Iowa, in 1861; spent his boyhood on a farm near Garden Grove, Iowa, until 1873; attended the public schools of Decatur County, Garden Grove Seminary, and Iowa Agricultural College; was graduated from the law department of Simpson Centenary College, Indianola, Iowa, in 1876; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice at Aurora, Nebr., in 1877; became interested in banking and in a group of creameries in southern Nebraska; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Aurora and, after 1904, in Lincoln; retired in July 1928 and moved to Omaha, Nebr., where he resided until his death on March 17, 1929; interment in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebr.

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