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Daniel Hadley SUMNER

(1837-1903)

SUMNER, Daniel Hadley, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Malone, Franklin County, N.Y., September 15, 1837; moved to Michigan in 1843 with his parents, who settled in Richland; attended the common schools and Prairie Seminary, Richland, Mich.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Kalamazoo, Mich.; moved to Oconomowoc, Wis., in 1868 and practiced law; also published the La Belle Mirror; moved to Waukesha, Wis., in 1870 and continued the practice of his profession; town superintendent of schools; member of the county board of supervisors; district attorney of Waukesha County in 1876 and 1877; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); was not a candidate for renomination in 1884; resumed the practice of law; died in Waukesha, Wis., May 29, 1903; interment in Prairie Home Cemetery.

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

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