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Luther HANCHETT

(1825-1862)

HANCHETT, Luther, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Middlebury, Portage County, Ohio, October 25, 1825; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Fremont, Ohio; moved to Portage County, Wis., in 1849; engaged in lumber and mining enterprises; county attorney two years; member of the State senate 1856-1860; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1861, until his death in Plover, Portage County, Wis., November 24, 1862; interment in Plover Cemetery.

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

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