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Lewis HANBACK

(1839-1897)

HANBACK, Lewis, a Representative from Kansas; born in Winchester, Scott County, Ill., March 27, 1839; attended the common schools and Cherry Grove Seminary in Knox County, Ill., for three years; taught school in Morgan County, Ill., in 1860 and 1861; during the Civil War enlisted as a private in Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was promoted to brigade inspector; studied law in Albany, N.Y.; returned to Illinois and from there moved to Topeka, Kans.; was admitted to the bar in 1865 and practiced; elected justice of the peace in 1867; probate judge of Shawnee County 1868-1872; assistant chief clerk of the State house of representatives; assistant secretary of the State senate in 1877; assistant United States district attorney of Kansas 1877-1879; receiver of public moneys at Salina; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Fiftieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Kansas City, Kans., September 7, 1897; interment in Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kans.

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

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