HATCH, Herschel Harrison, (1837 - 1920)


HATCH, Herschel Harrison, a Representative from Michigan; born in Morrisville, Madison County, N.Y., February 17, 1837; attended the common schools and was graduated from Hamilton College Law School, Clinton, N.Y., in 1857; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Morrisville, N.Y., 1858-1863; moved to Bay City, Mich.; elected alderman of Bay City at its first organization in 1865; judge of probate of Bay County 1868-1872; member of the constitutional commission of Michigan in 1873; member of the tax commission in 1881; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1884; resumed the practice of law; moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1895 and practiced law until 1910, when he retired; died in Detroit, Mich., November 30, 1920; interment in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, Mich.