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Winfield Scott HAMMOND

(1863-1915)

HAMMOND, Winfield Scott, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Southboro, Worcester County, Mass., November 17, 1863; attended the public schools; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1884; moved to Minnesota and settled in Madelia, Watonwan County; principal in the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1891 and commenced practice in St. James, Minn.; prosecuting attorney of Watonwan County, Minn., 1895 and 1896 and again from 1900 to 1905; member of the State board of normal school directors, 1896-1900; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on January 6, 1915 (March 4, 1907-January 6, 1915); was not a candidate for reelection to the Sixty-fourth Congress in 1914; Governor of Minnesota, January 5, 1915-December 30, 1915; died on December 30, 1915, while on a visit to Clinton, La.; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, St. James, Minn.

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

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