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Harry Edward HULL

(1864-1938)

HULL, Harry Edward, a Representative from Iowa; born near Belvidere, Allegany County, N.Y., on March 12, 1864; moved with his parents to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1873; attended the grammar and high schools; employed as a clerk and bookkeeper for a grain company; moved to Palo, Iowa, in 1883, and to Williamsburg, Iowa, in 1884 and engaged in the grain business; also engaged in the manufacture of brick and tile; president of the Williamsburg Telephone Co.; alderman of Williamsburg 1887-1889; mayor 1889-1901; postmaster 1901-1914; president of the Williamsburg Fair Association 1900-1915; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1924; appointed by President Coolidge on May 15, 1925, as Commissioner General of Immigration and served until 1933 when he retired; continued to reside in Washington, D.C., until his death there January 16, 1938; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Williamsburg, Iowa.

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

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