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Abraham Jonathan (Abram) HOSTETLER

(1818-1899)

HOSTETLER, Abraham Jonathan (Abram), a Representative from Indiana; born in Washington County, Ind., November 22, 1818; attended the common schools; apprenticed to learn the blacksmith’s trade; later engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State senate 1854-1858; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; engaged in mercantile pursuits; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880; died near Bedford, Ind., November 24, 1899; interment in the Leatherwood Church Cemetery, near Bedford, Ind.

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

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