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Ira Sherwin HAZELTINE

(1821-1899)

HAZELTINE, Ira Sherwin, a Representative from Missouri; born in Andover, Windsor County, Vt., July 13, 1821; attended the common schools and pursued an academic course; moved to Richland Center, Wis., in 1842; taught school in Natchez, Miss., for three years; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Richland Center, Wis.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; member of the State house of representatives 1867-1869; engaged in farming near Springfield, Greene County, Mo., in 1870; elected as a Greenbacker to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); unsuccessful for reelection in 1882; laid out and named the city of Richland Center, Wis., in 1851 and practiced law there; died near Springfield, Mo., January 13, 1899; interment in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Mo.

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

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