HATCH, Jethro Ayers, (1837 - 1912)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

HATCH, Jethro Ayers, a Representative from Indiana; born in Pitcher, Chenango County, N.Y., June 18, 1837; settled in Sugar Grove, Kane County, Ill.; attended the common schools and the institute in Batavia, Ill.; was graduated from Rush Medical College, Chicago, Ill., in February 1860 and commenced practice at Kentland, Ind., in July 1860; served as a local health officer; commissioned assistant surgeon of the Thirty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, on December 11, 1862, and promoted to surgeon of the same regiment; mustered out of service February 8, 1865, and returned to Kentland, Ind.; secretary and later president of the pension examining board 1865-1907; member of the State house of representatives 1872 and 1873; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); was not a candidate for renomination in 1896; returned to Kentland, Ind., and resumed the practice of medicine; member of board of the hospital for the insane at Logansport, Ind.; physician and surgeon for the Logansport division of the Pennsylvania Railroad for many years; physician and surgeon for the Chicago and Cairo division of the New York Central Railroad from the time it was built until 1907; moved to Victoria, Tex., in 1907 and engaged in the real estate business; died in Victoria, Tex., August 3, 1912; interment in Fair Lawn Cemetery, Kentland, Ind.