Luther Hanchett

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Luther Hanchett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1861 – November 24, 1862
Preceded by Cadwallader C. Washburn
Succeeded by Walter D. McIndoe
Personal details
Born October 25, 1825
Middlebury, Ohio
Died November 24, 1862(1862-11-24) (aged 37)
Plover, Wisconsin
Political party Republican

Luther Hanchett (October 25, 1825 – November 24, 1862) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

Born in Middlebury Ohio, Hanchett attended the common schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Fremont, Ohio. He moved to Portage County, Wisconsin, in 1849. He engaged in lumber and mining enterprises. He also served as District Attorney for two years. He served as member of the Wisconsin State Senate 1856–1860.

Hanchett was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress to represent Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district and served from March 4, 1861, until his death in Plover, Wisconsin, November 24, 1862. He was interred in Plover Cemetery.[1]



United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Cadwallader C. Washburn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1861 - November 24, 1862
Succeeded by
Walter D. McIndoe