McCORD, Myron Hawley, (1840 - 1908)


McCORD, Myron Hawley, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Ceres, McKean County, Pa., November 26, 1840; attended Richburg Academy, New York; moved to Wisconsin in 1854 and settled in Shawano, Shawano County; moved to Merrill in 1875; became a publisher, lumberman, and farmer; published a newspaper 1868-1883; served in the State senate in 1873 and 1874; member of the State assembly in 1881; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876; register of the United States land office at Wausau, Wis., from February 26, 1884, to June 24, 1885; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress and for election in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; returned to Merrill, Wis., and engaged in agricultural pursuits and lumbering; appointed by President McKinley as Governor of Arizona Territory in 1897; resigned in 1898 and organized the Territorial Regiment for the Spanish-American War; appointed United States marshal for the district of Arizona May 1, 1902, and served until July 1, 1905; later appointed collector of customs for the port of Nogales, Ariz.; died in Phoenix, Ariz., on April 27, 1908; interment in Merrill Cemetery, Merrill, Lincoln County, Wis.