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Wells Andrews HUTCHINS

(1818-1895)

HUTCHINS, Wells Andrews, (cousin of John Hutchins), a Representative from Ohio; born in Hartford, Trumbull County, Ohio, October 8, 1818; attended the public schools; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio; moved to Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1842; member of the State house of representatives in 1852 and 1853; city solicitor of Portsmouth 1857-1861; United States provost marshal for Ohio in 1862; unsuccessful candidate in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); unsuccessful candidate in 1864 for reelection to the Thirty-ninth Congress and again in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law in Portsmouth, Ohio, and died there January 25, 1895; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.

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

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