Robert Anthony Hatcher

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Robert Anthony Hatcher
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1879
Preceded by Harrison E. Havens
Succeeded by Lowndes Henry Davis
Personal details
Born (1819-02-24)February 24, 1819
Buckingham County, Virginia, Virginia, U.S.
Died December 6, 1886(1886-12-06) (aged 67)
Charleston, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Profession Politician

Robert Anthony Hatcher (February 24, 1819 – December 4, 1886) was a prominent Missouri politician and Democrat who served in the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War and then spent three terms in the United States House of Representatives after the war during Reconstruction.


Hatcher was born in Buckingham County, Virginia, and later moved to Kentucky, where he was admitted to the bar, before finally settling in Missouri in 1847. He was member of the Missouri House of Representatives in 1850 and 1851.

During the Civil War, he represented the state in the Second Confederate Congress in 1864 and 1865. After the war, he was elected to the United States Congress as a member of the Forty-third Congress, the Forty-fourth Congress, and the Forty-fifth Congress serving from 1873 to 1879. In the Forty-fifth Congress, he served as Chairman of the Committee on Public Expenditures.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Harrison E. Havens
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Lowndes Henry Davis