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James Knox Polk HALL

(1844-1915)

HALL, James Knox Polk, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Milesburg, Center County, Pa., September 30, 1844; educated in Pittsburgh, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar November 8, 1866; elected district attorney of Elk County in 1867; reelected in 1870 and 1873; retired from practice in 1883 to engage in the coal, lumber, and railroad business and also in banking; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1899, to November 29, 1902, when he resigned; member of the State senate in 1902-1914; died in Tampa, Fla., January 5, 1915; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ridgway, Pa.

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

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