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Warren Brewster HOOKER

(1856-1920)

HOOKER, Warren Brewster, a Representative from New York; born in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., November 24, 1856; attended the public schools and Forestville Free Academy, Forestville, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in Forestville; special surrogate of Chautauqua County 1878-1881; moved to Tacoma, Wash., and practiced there 1882-1884; returned to Fredonia, Pomfret Township, N.Y., and resumed his profession 1884-1898; supervisor of the town of Pomfret in 1889 and 1890; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1891, until his resignation on November 10, 1898, before the close of the Fifty-fifth Congress, having been appointed a justice of the supreme court of New York on that date; chairman, Committee on Rivers and Harbors (Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses); elected to that office in 1899 for the term ending 1913; member of the appellate division 1902-1909; resumed the practice of law in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, N.Y., in 1914; appointed official referee of the State supreme court in 1919; died in Fredonia, N.Y., March 5, 1920; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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

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