Fetter Schrier Hoblitzell

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Fetter Schrier Hoblitzell

Fetter Schrier Hoblitzell (October 7, 1838 – May 2, 1900) was an American politician and Congressman from Maryland.

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Born in Cumberland, Maryland, Hoblitzell attended the primary schools and graduated from the Allegany Academy of Cumberland. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1859, and commenced practice in Baltimore, Maryland. During the American Civil War, Hoblitzell served as a private in the First Maryland Regiment of Infantry of the Confederate Army.

After the war, Hoblitzell resumed the practice of law and served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates in 1870 and 1876. He was reelected in 1878 and served as speaker of the house. He was later elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1881 to March 3, 1885. Afterwards, he served as city counselor of Baltimore in 1888 and 1889, and resumed the practice of law. He died in Baltimore, and is interred in Loudon Park Cemetery.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lewis C. Smith
Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates
1878
Succeeded by
Hiram McCullough
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Kimmel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 3rd congressional district

1881–1885
Succeeded by
William Hinson Cole