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Butler Black HARE

(1875-1967)

HARE, Butler Black, (father of James Butler Hare), a Representative from South Carolina; born on a farm in Edgefield (now Saluda) County, near Leesville, S.C., November 25, 1875; attended the public schools; was graduated from Newberry (S.C.) College in 1899; taught in the public schools 1900-1903; secretary to Representative George W. Croft in 1904 and to his successor, Representative Theodore G. Croft, in 1905; professor of history and economics in Leesville (S.C.) College 1906-1908; special agent in the woman and child labor investigation conducted by the United States Bureau of Labor in 1908 and 1909; was graduated from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 1910, and from its law department in 1913; was admitted to the bar in 1913 and commenced practice in Saluda, S.C., in 1915; worked for the United States Department of Agriculture 1911-1924; engaged in agricultural pursuits; resumed the practice of law in Saluda, S.C., in 1924 and 1925; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Insular Affairs (Seventy-second Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1933; resumed his former pursuits; elected to the Seventy-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946; resumed the practice of law and his agricultural pursuits; died in Saluda, S.C., December 30, 1967; interment in Travis Park Cemetery.

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

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