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Jesse Lee HARTMAN

(1853-1930)

HARTMAN, Jesse Lee, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born at Cottage, Huntingdon County, Pa., June 18, 1853; attended public and private schools and Hollidaysburg (Pa.) Seminary; employed as a clerk in a general store in Hollidaysburg, Pa., 1872-1878; manager of a blast furnace at McKees Gap, Pa., 1878-1891; returned to Hollidaysburg, Pa., being elected prothonotary of Blair County, Pa., in 1891; reelected in 1894 and in 1897; extensively engaged in the quarrying and shipping of ganister; president of the Hollidaysburg Trust Co., 1898-1930; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress and for election in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed his former mining and banking pursuits at Hollidaysburg, Pa.; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1908, 1924, and 1928; died in Hollidaysburg, Pa., February 17, 1930; interment in Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

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