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Lawrence Washington HALL

(1819-1863)

HALL, Lawrence Washington, a Representative from Ohio; born in Lake County, Ohio, in 1819; was graduated from Hudson College in 1839; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Bucyrus, Ohio, in 1844; prosecuting attorney of Crawford County 1845-1851; judge of the court of common pleas 1852-1857; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; imprisoned for alleged disloyalty to the Union in 1862; died in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, on January 18, 1863; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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