HAWK, Robert Moffett Allison, a Representative from Illinois; born near Rushville, Hancock County,
Ind., April 23, 1839; moved with his parents to Freedom Township, Carroll
County, Ill., in 1844; attended the common and select schools of Carroll
County, Ill., and Eureka (Ill.) College; studied law but never practiced;
entered the Union Army during the Civil War as first lieutenant September 4,
1862; promoted to captain on January 1, 1863; brevetted major April 10, 1865;
moved to Mount Carroll, Ill., in 1865 and engaged in agricultural pursuits;
clerk of the court of Carroll County, Ill., from December 13, 1865, to February
27, 1879; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh
Congresses and served from March 4, 1879, until his death in Washington, D.C.,
June 29, 1882; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Carroll, Ill.
BibliographyMemorial addresses on the life and character of Robert
M.A. Hawk (a representative from Illinois) delivered in the House of
Representatives and in the Senate, Forty-seventh Congress. Washington:
Government Printing Office, 1883.