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Edward La Rue HAMILTON

(1857-1923)

HAMILTON, Edward La Rue, a Representative from Michigan; born in Niles Township, Berrien County, Mich., December 9, 1857; attended the graded schools and was graduated from the Niles High School in 1876; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced practice in Niles, Mich.; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1921); chairman, Committee on Territories (Fifty-eighth through Sixty-first Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1920; engaged in the practice of law until his death in St. Joseph, Berrien County, Mich., November 2, 1923; interment in Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles, Mich.

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

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