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Hiram McCULLOUGH

(1813-1885)

McCULLOUGH, Hiram, a Representative from Maryland; born near Elkton, Cecil County, Md., September 26, 1813; pursued an academic course at Elkton Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1837 and practiced in Elkton; served in the State senate 1845-1851; unsuccessful candidate in 1850 for election to the Thirty-second Congress; in 1850 appointed one of the codifiers of the laws of Maryland; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1869); resumed the practice of law and was for many years counsel for the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864 and 1868; member of the State house of delegates in 1880 and 1881 and served as speaker in 1880; died in Elkton, Md., March 4, 1885; interment in Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

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