Fletcher Hale

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Fletcher Hale
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1925 – October 22, 1931
Preceded by William Nathaniel Rogers
Succeeded by William Nathaniel Rogers
Personal details
Born (1883-01-22)January 22, 1883
Portland, Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Died October 22, 1931(1931-10-22) (aged 48)
Brooklyn Naval Hospital
Brooklyn, Kings County
New York, USA
Resting place Union Cemetery
Laconia, Belknap County
New Hampshire, USA
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Alice Norma Armstrong Hale
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Harvard University
Occupation Lawyer
Politician
Religion Episcopalian

Fletcher Hale (January 22, 1883 – October 22, 1931) was an American politician and a United States Representative from New Hampshire.

Early life[edit]

Born in Portland, Maine, Hale attended the public schools there. He graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1905. He studied law at Harvard University[1] and was admitted to the bar in 1908 . He began to practice in Littleton, then moved to Laconia in 1912 and continued the practice of his profession.

Career[edit]

Hale served as city solicitor of Laconia in 1915 and as solicitor for Belknap County from 1915 to 1920. Hale was member of the board of education from 1916-1925 and was chairman 1918-1925. He was a delegate to the New Hampshire constitutional convention in 1918 and a member of the New Hampshire Tax Commission 1920-1925.

Elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth congress and reelected to the three succeeding Congresses; Hale served as United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from March 4, 1925, until his death.[2]

Death[edit]

Hale died of pneumonia and cerebral embollism in the Brooklyn Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, on October 22, 1931. He is interred at Union Cemetery, Laconia, New Hampshire.[3]

Family life[edit]

Son of Frederick Fletcher Hale and Adelaide L. (MacLellan) Hale, he married Alice N. Armstrong on March 29, 1913.

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Preceded by
William Nathaniel Rogers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 1st congressional district

1925-1931
Succeeded by
William Nathaniel Rogers