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James Miller HAZLETT

(1864-1941)

HAZLETT, James Miller, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Londonderry, Ireland, October 14, 1864; when two years of age immigrated to the United States with his parents who settled in South Philadelphia, Pa.; attended the public schools of Philadelphia; began working in his father’s blacksmith shop in 1881 and was engaged as a farrier until 1915; nominated and elected to the Philadelphia Common Council in 1896 and served in councils for sixteen years, resigning as president of the select council in 1911; president of the Philadelphia Board of Road Viewers 1911-1916; recorder of deeds of Philadelphia, 1915-1936; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth Congress and served from March 4, 1927, until his resignation on October 20, 1927, before the convening of Congress; elected chairman of the Republican Central Campaign Committee in May 1928 and served until 1934; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1928 and 1932; member of the Board of Road Viewers from November 7, 1935, until he retired on February 23, 1937; died at Philadelphia, Pa., November 8, 1941; interment in West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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

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