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Morton Denison HULL

(1867-1937)

HULL, Morton Denison, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., January 13, 1867; attended the public schools and Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., in 1885; was graduated from Harvard University in 1892; was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced the practice of law in Chicago, Ill.; also financially interested in various manufacturing concerns; member of the State house of representatives 1906-1914; member of the State senate 1915-1922; unsuccessful candidate for nomination for Governor in 1916; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916; served as trustee of the Meadville (Pa.) Theological Seminary; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1920; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James R. Mann; reelected to the Sixty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from April 3, 1923, to March 3, 1933; was not a candidate for renomination in 1932; resumed his former pursuits; died at his summer home in Bennington, Vt., August 20, 1937; remains were cremated and the ashes placed in a crypt in the First Unitarian Church, Chicago, Ill.

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

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