HURD, Frank Hunt, a Representative from Ohio; born in Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, December
25, 1840; was graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, in 1858; studied law; was admitted
to the bar in 1861 and practiced; prosecuting attorney of Knox County in 1863; member of the State
senate in 1866; appointed to codify the criminal laws of Ohio in 1868; moved to Toledo, Ohio, in
1869; city solicitor of Toledo 1871-1873; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1872 to
the Forty-third Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March
3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; elected to the
Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880
to the Forty-seventh Congress; elected to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3,
1885); unsuccessfully contested the election of Jacob Romeis to the Forty-ninth Congress; resumed
the practice of law; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress;
continued the practice of law in Toledo, until his death on July 10, 1896; interment in Mound View
Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Ohio.
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