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Hannegan, Edward A. (Edward Allen), 1807-1859

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Personal name headingHannegan, Edward A. (Edward Allen), 1807-1859
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Birth date18070625
Death date18590225
Place of birthHamilton County (Ohio)
Place of deathSaint Louis (Mo.)
AffiliationIndiana. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Indiana. General Assembly. House of Representatives
United States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. Senate
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLegislators
Found inNUCMC data from Indiana Historical Society for Van Pelt, M. Papers, 1825-1888 (Edward A. Hannegan)
Bio. dir. of Indiana Gen. Assembly, 1816-1899 (Edward Allen Hannegan, 1807-1859; b. Hamilton County, Ohio; moved to Kentucky, then to Indiana, and in 1857, to Missouri; farm laborer, teacher, newspaper publisher, Ind. representative (1832-1833, 1841-1842), U.S. representative (1833-1837), U.S. senator (1843-1849), and U.S. minister to Prussia (1849-1850); d. St. Louis, Mo.)
Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress website, July 16, 2014 (Hannegan, Edward Allen, a Representative and a Senator from Indiana; born in Hamilton County, Ohio, June 25, 1807; moved with his parents to Bourbon County, Ky., the same year; attended the public schools; studied law, taught school and worked as a farm hand; admitted to the bar in 1827; moved to Indiana and settled in Covington, where he commenced the practice of law; member, State house of representatives 1832-1833, 1841-1842; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); was not a candidate for renomination in 1836; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1842 and served from March 4, 1843, to March 3, 1849; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1848; chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Twenty-ninth Congress), Committee on Roads and Canals (Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses), Committee on Foreign Relations (Thirtieth Congress); United States Minister to Prussia 1849-1850; resumed the practice of law in Covington; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1857, where he continued to practice law until his death by overdose of morphine on February 25, 1859; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.)
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