HOAR, Rockwood, (son of George Frisbie Hoar, grandson of Samael Hoar, great-grandson of Roger Sherman, nephew of Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, and cousin of Sherman Hoar), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Worcester, Mass., August 24, 1855; attended the Worcester public schools and was graduated from Harvard University in 1876; member of Company C, Fifth Massachusetts Infantry, 1875-1879; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in Worcester; assistant district attorney for the middle district of Massachusetts 1884-1887; member of the common council of Worcester 1887-1891; aide-de-camp with rank of colonel on the staff of Gov. Oliver Ames 1887-1890; judge advocate general with rank of brigadier general on the staff of Gov. Roger Wolcott 1897-1900; district attorney from January 1899 to January 1905; trustee of Clark University, Worcester, Mass., and trustee of the Worcester Insane Hospital; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1905, until his death in Worcester, Mass., November 1, 1906; interment in the Rural Cemetery.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
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