James M. Hazlett

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James M. Hazlett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1927 – October 20, 1927
Preceded by William Scott Vare
Succeeded by James M. Beck
Personal details
Born (1864-10-14)October 14, 1864
Derry, Ireland
Died November 8, 1941(1941-11-08) (aged 77)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican

James Miller Hazlett (October 14, 1864 – November 8, 1941) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


James Hazlett was born in Derry, Ireland. At the age of two he immigrated to the United States with his parents who settled in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began working in his father’s blacksmith shop in 1881 and was engaged as a farrier until 1915. In 1896 he was nominated and elected to the Philadelphia Common Council and served in councils for sixteen years, resigning as president of the select council in 1911. He also served in a variety of other Philadelphia offices.

He was elected as a Republican to the Seventieth Congress and served until his resignation on October 20, 1927, before the convening of Congress.

He was elected chairman of the Republican Central Campaign Committee in May 1928 and served until 1934. He was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1928 and 1932. He served as a member of the Board of Road Viewers from November 7, 1935, until he retired on February 23, 1937.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William S. Vare
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
James M. Beck