HAMILTON, Edward La Rue, (1857 - 1923)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

HAMILTON, Edward La Rue, a Representative from Michigan; born in Niles Township, Berrien County, Mich., December 9, 1857; attended the graded schools and was graduated from the Niles High School in 1876; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced practice in Niles, Mich.; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1921); chairman, Committee on Territories (Fifty-eighth through Sixty-first Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1920; engaged in the practice of law until his death in St. Joseph, Berrien County, Mich., November 2, 1923; interment in Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles, Mich.