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Daniel Webster HAMILTON

(1861-1936)

HAMILTON, Daniel Webster, a Representative from Iowa; born near Dixon, Ogle County, Ill., December 20, 1861; moved to Miami County, Kans., with his parents in 1868 and to Prairie Township, Keokuk County, Iowa, in 1874; attended the country schools and was graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in June 1884; was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced practice in Sigourney, Iowa; postmaster of Sigourney 1894-1898; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; resumed the practice of law in Sigourney, Iowa; moved to Grinnell, Iowa, when elected judge of the district court of the sixth judicial district of Iowa in 1918, in which capacity he served until his death in Rochester, Minn., August 21, 1936; interment in No. 16 Cemetery, near Thornburg, in Keokuk County, Iowa.

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

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