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Ira Barnes HYDE

(1838-1926)

HYDE, Ira Barnes, a Representative from Missouri; born near Guilford, Chenango County, N.Y., January 18, 1838; attended the public schools and the Norwich Academy; when fifteen years of age moved with his parents to East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and later entered Oberlin (Ohio) College; studied law; was admitted to the bar by the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1861 and commenced practice in St. Paul, Minn., in 1862; during the Civil War served in the Union Army; enlisted as a private in Company F, First Regiment of Minnesota Mounted Rangers, and served until the regiment was mustered out; also served in the campaigns against the Sioux Indians along the northwestern frontier; moved to Washington, D.C., in 1865 and resumed the practice of law; moved to Princeton, Mo., in 1866; appointed prosecuting attorney of Mercer County in 1872; delegate to many State conventions; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884; resumed the practice of law in Princeton, Mo.; also engaged in banking; died in Princeton, Mo., December 6, 1926; interment in Princeton Cemetery.

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

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