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Frank Hunt HURD

(1840-1896)

HURD, Frank Hunt, a Representative from Ohio; born in Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, December 25, 1840; was graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, in 1858; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1861 and practiced; prosecuting attorney of Knox County in 1863; member of the State senate in 1866; appointed to codify the criminal laws of Ohio in 1868; moved to Toledo, Ohio, in 1869; city solicitor of Toledo 1871-1873; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; elected to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; elected to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessfully contested the election of Jacob Romeis to the Forty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; continued the practice of law in Toledo, until his death on July 10, 1896; interment in Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Bibliography

Folk, Patrick A. “ ‘Our Frank’: The Congressional Career of Frank Hurd.” Northwest Ohio Quarterly 41: 45-69; 42: 47-63; 47: 151-69; 48: 24-34; 55-79, 143-52.

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

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