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John Edward HUTTON

(1828-1893)

HUTTON, John Edward, a Representative from Missouri; born in Polk County, Tenn., March 28, 1828; moved with his parents to Troy, Lincoln County, Mo., in 1831; attended the common schools; taught school and at the same time studied medicine; attended lectures at Pope’s Medical College, St. Louis, Mo.; was graduated in medicine and began practice in Warrenton, Mo., in 1860; during the Civil War entered the Union Army and was commissioned colonel of the Fifty-ninth Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1864 and commenced practice in Warrenton, Mo.; moved to Mexico, Mo., in 1865 and continued to practice law until 1873, when he became the owner and publisher of the Intelligencer, a Democratic newspaper; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888; resumed his activities as a physician and also engaged in the practice of law; died in Mexico, Mo., December 28, 1893; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

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

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