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HATCH, William Henry (1833-1896)

HATCH, WILLIAM HENRY, a Representative from Missouri; born near Georgetown, Scott County, Ky., September 11, 1833; attended the schools of Lexington, Ky., studied law; was admitted to the bar in September 1854 and practiced; circuit attorney 1858 and 1860; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army; commissioned captain and assistant adjutant general December 1862, and in March 1863 was assigned to duty as assistant commissioner of exchange of prisoners under the cartel, and continued in this position until the close of the war; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1895); chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Forty-eighth through Fiftieth and Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died near Hannibal, Marion County, Mo., December 23, 1896; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

University of Missouri/State Historical Society of Missouri
Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia
Columbia, MO
Papers: 1870-1887, 0.2 linear feet.

  • Adkisson, Perry L. Warning, Eating May Be Harmful to Your Health: William Henry Hatch Memorial Lecture. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research Service; (1990).
  • Hatch, William Henry. Bureau of animal industry--pleuro-pnuemonia and other contagious diseases should be extrpated. Speeches of Hon. William H. Hatch, of Missouri, in the House of Representatives, February 5 and 25, 1884. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1884.