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James Millander HANKS

(1833-1909)

HANKS, James Millander, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Helena, Phillips County, Ark., February 12, 1833; attended the public schools, the college at New Albany, Ind., and Jackson College, Columbia, Tenn.; studied law; was graduated from the University of Louisville in 1855; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Helena; judge of the first judicial district of Arkansas 1864-1868; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Helena, Ark., May 24, 1909; interment in Maple Hill Cemetery.

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

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