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Augustus HALL

(1814-1861)

HALL, Augustus, a Representative from Iowa; born in Batavia, Genesee County, N.Y., April 29, 1814; attended the common schools and Middleburg (N.Y.) Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in Mount Vernon, Ohio; assistant United States marshal in 1839; prosecuting attorney of Union County 1840-1842; moved to Keosauqua, Iowa, in 1844; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; appointed by President Buchanan as chief justice of Nebraska Territory in 1858 and served until his death in Bellevue, Nebr., February 1, 1861; interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

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

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