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Hiram Lawton RICHMOND


RICHMOND, Hiram Lawton, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Chautauqua, Chautauqua County, N.Y., May 17, 1810; received his early education from a private instructor and in the common schools; studied medicine two years with his father; attended Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., in 1834 and 1835 but did not graduate; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1838 and commenced the practice of law in Meadville, Crawford County, Pa.; in early manhood was a staunch Whig but united with the Republican Party upon its organization; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; member of the board of trustees of Allegheny College for many years; resumed the practice of law; died in Meadville, Pa., February 19, 1885; interment in Greendale Cemetery.

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

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