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Morton Craig HUNTER

(1825-1896)

HUNTER, Morton Craig, a Representative from Indiana; born in Versailles, Ripley County, Ind., on February 5, 1825; completed a preparatory course; was graduated from the law department of Indiana University at Bloomington in 1849; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State house of representatives in 1858; enlisted in the Union Army August 27, 1862; commanded the First Brigade, Third Division, Fourteenth Army Corps; brevetted brigadier general of Volunteers; honorably discharged June 24, 1865; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); elected to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1879); operated a quarry in the Indiana limestone district; died in Bloomington, Ind., October 25, 1896; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

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