HAZELTON, Gerry Whiting, (brother of George Cochrane Hazelton and nephew of Clark Beaton Cochrane),
a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Chester, Rockingham County,
N.H., on February 24, 1829; attended the common schools, Pinkerton Academy,
Derry, N.H., and received instruction from a private tutor; taught school;
studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in
Amsterdam, N.Y.; moved to Wisconsin in 1856 and settled in Columbus; served in
the State senate in 1860 and was chosen president pro tempore; delegate to the
Republican National Convention in 1860; district attorney for Columbia County
in 1864; appointed collector of internal revenue for the second district of
Wisconsin in 1866 and removed by President Johnson the same year; elected as a
Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March
3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; moved to Milwaukee in
1876; United States attorney for the eastern district of Wisconsin 1876-1885;
appointed special master in chancery in 1912; United States court commissioner
and commissioner for Milwaukee County for many years; engaged in the practice
of law at Milwaukee, Wis., until his death September 29, 1920; interment in
Forest Home Cemetery.
BibliographyHazelton, Gerry Whiting.
Fox and Wisconsin rivers: speech of Hon. Gerry W. Hazelton, of
Wisconsin, delivered in the House of Representatives, March 16, 1872.
Washington: F. & J. Rives & G.A. Bailey, 1872.