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Joseph H. HAWKINS

(1823)

HAWKINS, Joseph H., a Representative from Kentucky; born in Lexington, Ky, birth date unknown; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State house of representatives, 1810-1813 and served two years as speaker; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Henry Clay (March 29, 1814-March 3, 1815); was not a candidate for renomination in 1814; resumed the practice of law; also engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to New Orleans, La., in 1819 and died in that city in 1823.

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

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