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Silas HARE

(1827-1907)

HARE, Silas, a Representative from Texas; born in Ross County, Ohio, November 13, 1827; moved to Hamilton County, Ind., in 1840 with his parents, who settled near Noblesville; attended the common and private schools; served during the war with Mexico in the First Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, 1846 and 1847; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Noblesville, Ind.; moved to Belton, Tex., in 1853 and continued the practice of law; chief justice of New Mexico in 1862 under the Confederate Government; during the Civil War served as a captain in the Confederate Army; settled in Sherman, Tex., in 1865 and resumed the practice of law; district judge of the criminal court 1873-1876; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1890; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., where he died November 26, 1907; interment in West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson County, Tex.

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

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