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Robert Hanna HAMMOND

(1791-1847)

HAMMOND, Robert Hanna, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Milton, Northumberland County, Pa., April 28, 1791; attended the academies at Milton; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the State militia, with the rank of brigadier general; enlisted in the United States Army as a lieutenant in 1817; resigned and returned to Milton, Pa.; was register and recorder of Northumberland County; postmaster of Milton 1833-1837; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); reentered the Army and was commissioned paymaster during the Mexican War; was wounded and ordered home on sick leave; died at sea before reaching port on June 2, 1847; interment in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Pa.

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

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