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Edward Stowe HAMLIN

(1808-1894)

HAMLIN, Edward Stowe, a Representative from Ohio; born in Hillsdale, Columbia County, N.Y., July 6, 1808; attended the district school of Hillsdale, N.Y., and a private school in Stockbridge, Mass.; pursued an academic course in Hudson, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Elyria, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Lorain County 1833-1835; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry R. Brinkerhoff and served from October 8, 1844, to March 3, 1845; was not a candidate for renomination in 1844; moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1844; engaged in the newspaper business; established the True Democrat (now the Cleveland Plain Dealer) in 1846; member of the Free-Soil Convention at Buffalo in 1848; president of the board of public works 1849-1852; moved to Cincinnati in 1856; attorney for the Cincinnati, Indianapolis & Lafayette Railroad for many years; moved to Williamsburg, James City County, Va., in 1884 to supervise his extensive land holdings at Newport News; died in Washington, D.C., November 23, 1894; interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Williamsburg, Va.

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

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