George Cochrane Hazelton

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George Cochrane Hazelton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1883
Preceded by Henry S. Magoon
Succeeded by Burr W. Jones
Personal details
Born January 3, 1832
Chester, New Hampshire
Died September 4, 1922(1922-09-04) (aged 90)
Chester, New Hampshire
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ellen Van Antwerp Hazelton
Relations Gerry Whiting Hazelton
Clark Betton Cochrane
Children George Cochrane Halelton Jr.
John Hampden Hazelton
Alma mater Union College
Schenectady, New York
Profession Lawyer
Politician

George Cochrane Hazelton (January 3, 1832 – September 4, 1922) was a United States Representative from Wisconsin.

Early life[edit]

Born in Chester, New Hampshire, Hazelton attended the district schools and prepared for college at Pinkerton Academy in New Hampshire and Dummer Academy in Massachusetts. Hazelton studied at Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1858[1] where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar at Malone, New York after he graduated.

Career[edit]

Hazelton then settled at Boscobel, Wisconsin where he became prosecuting attorney of Grant County, Wisconsin from 1864 - 1868. He was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 1867 and was reelected in 1869 and served as president pro tempore.[2]

Elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses representing Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district, Hazelton served from March 4, 1877 to March 3, 1883.[3] He was unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1882 and settled in Washington, D.C., where he practiced law as attorney for the District of Columbia during the Harrison administration.

Death[edit]

Hazelton died in Chester, New Hampshire on September 4, 1922 (age 90 years, 244 days). He is interred at Vale Cemetery, Schenectady, New York.

Family life[edit]

Hazelton was son of William and Mercy Jane Hazelton. He married Ellen Van Antwerp and they had two sons, George Jr. and John Hampden.[4] Gerry Whiting Hazelton, also a representative from Wisconsin, was his brother; and Clark Betton Cochrane was his nephew.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Cochrane Hazelton". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Hazelton, George. History of Grant County, Wisconsin 1881. Chicago Western Historical Company. 
  3. ^ "George Cochrane Hazelton". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "George Cochrane Halelton". 2014 Geni.com. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Sterling Magoon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district

1877-1883
Succeeded by
Burr W. Jones