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Gerry Whiting HAZELTON

(1829-1920)

HAZELTON, Gerry Whiting, (brother of George Cochrane Hazelton and nephew of Clark Beaton Cochrane), a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Chester, Rockingham County, N.H., on February 24, 1829; attended the common schools, Pinkerton Academy, Derry, N.H., and received instruction from a private tutor; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in Amsterdam, N.Y.; moved to Wisconsin in 1856 and settled in Columbus; served in the State senate in 1860 and was chosen president pro tempore; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; district attorney for Columbia County in 1864; appointed collector of internal revenue for the second district of Wisconsin in 1866 and removed by President Johnson the same year; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; moved to Milwaukee in 1876; United States attorney for the eastern district of Wisconsin 1876-1885; appointed special master in chancery in 1912; United States court commissioner and commissioner for Milwaukee County for many years; engaged in the practice of law at Milwaukee, Wis., until his death September 29, 1920; interment in Forest Home Cemetery.

Bibliography

Hazelton, Gerry Whiting. Fox and Wisconsin rivers: speech of Hon. Gerry W. Hazelton, of Wisconsin, delivered in the House of Representatives, March 16, 1872. Washington: F. & J. Rives & G.A. Bailey, 1872.

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

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