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Joseph Chappell HUTCHESON

(1842-1924)

HUTCHESON, Joseph Chappell, a Representative from Texas; born near Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Va., May 18, 1842; attended the common schools; was graduated from Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va., in 1861; enlisted as a private in the Twenty-first Virginia Regiment; served in the Valley of Virginia under Stonewall Jackson and surrendered at Appomattox, at which time he was in command of Company E, Fourteenth Virginia Regiment; was graduated from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1866; was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Anderson, Grimes County, Tex.; moved to Houston, Tex., in 1874 and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives in 1880; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); was not a candidate for renomination in 1896; resumed the practice of law in Houston, Tex.; died at his summer home on Signal Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tenn., May 25, 1924; interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex.

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

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