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Robert Anthony HATCHER

(1819-1886)

HATCHER, Robert Anthony, a Representative from Missouri; born in Buckingham County, Va., February 24, 1819; attended private schools in Lynchburg, Va.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Kentucky and commenced practice at New Madrid, Mo., in 1847; circuit attorney for several years; member of the State house of representatives 1850 and 1851; during the Civil War enlisted in the Confederate Army and attained the rank of major; delegate to the State convention in 1862; member of the Confederate Congress in 1864 and 1865; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1879); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Forty-fifth Congress); resumed the practice of law; died in Charleston, Mo., December 4, 1886; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

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

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