Gerry Whiting Hazelton

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Gerry Whiting Hazelton
Gerry Whiting Hazelton.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Preceded by David Atwood
Succeeded by Lucien B. Caswell
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
In office
Personal details
Born February 24, 1829
Chester, New Hampshire
Died September 29, 1920(1920-09-29) (aged 91)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Martha Squire Hazelton
Relations George Cochrane Hazelton
Children Anna Hazelton
Religion Presbyterian

Gerry Whiting Hazelton (February 24, 1829 – September 29, 1920) was an American politician and a Republican United States Representative from Wisconsin.

Early life[edit]

Born in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire he attended the common schools, Pinkerton Academy in Derry, New Hampshire, and received instruction from a private tutor. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in Amsterdam, New York in 1852.[1]


Hazelton moved to Columbus, Wisconsin in 1860 where he served in the Wisconsin State Senate in 1860 and was chosen as president pro tempore. He was a delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention and became district attorney for Columbia County, Wisconsin in 1864. He was then appointed collector of internal revenue for the second district of Wisconsin in 1866 and removed by President Johnson the same year.

Elected to the House of Representatives in the Forty-second and Forty-third United States Congresses Hazelton was United States Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district (March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1875).[2] After he served his terms, he moved to Milwaukee and became the United States attorney for the eastern district of Wisconsin. He later was appointed special master in chancery in 1912 and was the United States court commissioner and commissioner for Milwaukee County for many years.


Hazelton died in Milwaukee on September 29, 1920 (age 91 years, 218 days). He is interred at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Family life[edit]

Son of William and Mercy Jane Hazelton, he married Martha L. Squire in 1854 and they had a daughter, Anna.[3] His brother, George Cochrane Hazelton, was also a representative from Wisconsin.


  1. ^ "Gerry Whiting Hazelton". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Hazelton, Gerry. One Thousand New Hampshire Notables: Brief Biographical Sketches. Rumford Printing Company, 1919 - New Hampshire. p. 83. 
  3. ^ "Gerry Whiting Hazelton". 2014 Retrieved 18 February 2014. 

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

March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Succeeded by
Lucien B. Caswell