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Luman Hamlin WELLER

(1833-1914)

WELLER, Luman Hamlin, a Representative from Iowa; born in Bridgewater, Litchfield County, Conn., August 24, 1833; attended public school in New Britain; attended the Suffield Literary Institute, Conn.; farmer; justice of the peace; lawyer, private practice; elected as a Greenbacker to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Forty-ninth Congress in 1884; proprietor and editor of the Farmers’ Advocate, a weekly paper, Independence, Iowa; member of the People’s Party national committee, 1890-1914; served as president of the Chosen Farmers of America; twice unsuccessful candidate for judge of the supreme court of Iowa; was an unsuccessful candidate of the People’s Party for Governor of Iowa in 1901; died on March 2, 1914, Minneapolis, Minn.; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, near Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

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

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