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Courtney Walker HAMLIN

(1858-1950)

HAMLIN, Courtney Walker, (cousin of William Edward Barton), a Representative from Missouri; born in Brevard, Transylvania County, N.C., October 27, 1858; in 1869 moved to Missouri with his parents, who settled in Leasburg, Crawford County; attended the common schools and Salem (Mo.) Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Bolivar, Polk County, Mo.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress; elected to the Sixtieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1919); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Sixty-second through Sixty-fifth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1918; resumed the practice of law in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., until November 1935, when he retired and moved to Santa Monica, Calif., where he died February 16, 1950; interment in East Lawn Cemetery, Springfield, Mo.

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

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