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Nathaniel Job HAMMOND

(1833-1899)

HAMMOND, Nathaniel Job, a Representative from Georgia; born in Elbert County, Ga., December 26, 1833; attended the common schools and was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1852; studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1853 and commenced practice in Atlanta, Ga.; solicitor general of the Atlanta circuit 1861-1865; reporter of the supreme court 1867-1872; attorney general 1872-1877; member of the State constitutional conventions in 1865 and 1877; elected a trustee of the University of Georgia in 1872; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886; resumed the practice of law in Atlanta, Ga., and died there April 20, 1899; interment in Oakland Cemetery.

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

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