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Samuel Clarence HYDE

(1842-1922)

HYDE, Samuel Clarence, a Representative from Washington; born in Fort Ticonderoga, Essex County, N.Y., April 22, 1842; moved to Wisconsin; attended the common schools; served in the Seventeenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War; spent several years as surveyor in northern Wisconsin and Michigan; studied law at the University of Iowa at Iowa City; was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice at Rock Rapids, Iowa; moved to the Territory of Washington in 1877 and practiced law at Puget Sound; moved to Spokane in 1880 and continued the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of Spokane County 1880-1886; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; justice of the peace from 1904 until his death in Spokane, Wash., March 7, 1922; interment in Fairmount Cemetery.

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

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