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Hart Benton HOLTON

(1835-1907)

HOLTON, Hart Benton, a Representative from Maryland; born near Elkton, Cecil County, Md., October 13, 1835; attended the common schools and Hopewell Academy, Chester, Pa.; moved to Baltimore, Md., in 1857; taught school in Alberton, Howard County, Md., 1857-1873; served in the State senate 1862-1867; moved to Woodlawn, Md., in 1873; engaged in the raising of blooded horses; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; retired from public life and became interested in stock raising; died in Woodlawn, Md., January 4, 1907; interment in Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

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

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