Hart Benton Holton

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Hart Benton Holton (October 13, 1835 – January 4, 1907) was an American politician.

Born near Elkton, Maryland, Holton attended the common schools and Hopewell Academy of Chester, Pennsylvania. He moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 1857 and taught school in Alberton, Maryland, from 1857–1873. He served in the Maryland State Senate from 1862 to 1867, and later moved to Woodlawn, Maryland in 1873, where engaged in the raising of blooded horses.

Holton was elected from the fifth district of Maryland as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress, and served from March 4, 1883 to March 3, 1885. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress and retired from public life, at which point he took up an interest in stock raising. Holton died in Woodlawn in 1907, and is interred in Loudon Park Cemetery of Baltimore, Maryland.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew Grant Chapman
Representative of the 5th Congressional District of Maryland
Succeeded by
Barnes Compton