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Hugh Steel HERSMAN

(1872-1954)

HERSMAN, Hugh Steel, a Representative from California; born in Port Deposit, Cecil County, Md., July 8, 1872; moved to California with his parents, who settled in Berkeley in 1881; attended the public schools in California; was graduated from the Southwestern Presbyterian University, Tennessee, in 1893; studied at the University of California at Berkeley in 1897 and 1898; president of the First National Bank, Gilroy, Calif., 1914-1918; officer and director of various corporations; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; member of the board of directors of the American Trust Co., Gilroy, Calif.; died in San Francisco, Calif., March 7, 1954; interment in Nottingham Cemetery, Colora, Cecil County, Md.

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

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