Abner Hazeltine

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Abner Hazeltine, Congressman from New York

Abner Hazeltine (June 10, 1793 – December 20, 1879) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Wardsboro, Vermont, Hazeltine attended the common schools. He graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1815. He moved to Jamestown, New York, November 2, 1815, where he taught school and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1819 and commenced practice in Chautauqua County, New York. He moved to Warren, Pennsylvania, and was the first located lawyer in the county. He returned to Jamestown, New York, and resumed the practice of law in 1823. He also became editorial writer on the Jamestown Journal 1826-1829. He served as member of the New York State Assembly in 1829 and 1830.

Hazeltine was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third Congress and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1836. He served as prosecuting attorney of Chautauqua County 1847-1850, and as judge of Chautauqua County 1859-1863. He was appointed special county judge of Chautauqua County in 1873 but did not qualify.

Hazeltine served as United States commissioner for the Northern District of New York until his death. He died in Jamestown, New York, on December 20, 1879. He was interred in Lakeview Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
New district Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 31st congressional district

1833–1837
Succeeded by
Richard P. Marvin

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