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Willis James HULINGS

(1850-1924)

HULINGS, Willis James, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Rimersburg, Clarion County, Pa., July 1, 1850; attended the public schools and Kittanning Academy; studied law; was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Arizona; became a civil engineer and engaged in mining and the petroleum business; elected as a Republican to the State house of representatives and served from 1881 to 1887; member of the National Guard of Pennsylvania 1876-1912, serving in the various grades from private to brigadier general; served in the war with Spain; member of the State senate 1906-1910; elected as a Progressive to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; died in Oil City, Pa., August 8, 1924; interment in Grove Hill Cemetery.

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

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