Edwin Hallowell

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Edwin Hallowell (April 2, 1844 – September 13, 1916) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

Edwin Hallowell was born near Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools. He engaged in agricultural pursuits, and was elected as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, serving from 1876 to 1879. He was chairman of the Democratic county committee of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1886. He was a delegate to the 1888 Democratic National Convention.

Hallowell was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress. He was a delegate to the Democratic Presidential Convention that nominated Grover Cleveland for president, second term.[1] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892. Owing to his physical disabilities Hallowell led a private life for the last years of his life. He was a bachelor and made his home with his sister on the farm on Plank Road in Abington Township.[2] He resumed agricultural pursuits, and died in Abington, Pennsylvania. Interment in Abington Friends Burying Ground in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.

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  1. ^ Obituary, Edwin Hallowell. The Bucks County Intelligencer. August 21, 1916.
  2. ^ Ibid.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert M. Yardley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district

1891–1893
Succeeded by
Irving P. Wanger