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George Cochrane HAZELTON

(1832-1922)

HAZELTON, George Cochrane, (brother of Gerry Whiting Hazelton and nephew of Clark Beaton Cochrane), a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Chester, Rockingham County, N.H., January 3, 1832; attended the district schools; prepared for college at Pinkerton Academy in New Hampshire and Dummer Academy in Massachusetts; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1858; studied law; was admitted to the bar at Malone, N.Y., in 1858; settled in Boscobel, Wis., in 1863 and practiced his profession; prosecuting attorney of Grant County 1864-1868; member of the State senate 1867-1869; was reelected in 1869 and served as president pro tempore of the senate 1869-1871; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Pacific Railroads (Forty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1882; settled in Washington, D.C., and practiced law; attorney for the District of Columbia during the Harrison administration; died in Chester, N.H., while on a visit, September 4, 1922; interment in Vale Cemetery, Schenectady, N.Y.

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

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