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John Hamilton

John Hamilton, American farmer. Member Union Veteran Legion.

Background

  • Hamilton, John was born on February 19, 1843 in Juniata Company, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Hugh and Sarah Gettys (McDowell) Hamilton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State College, 1871, M.A.S., 1872.

    Career

    • Was member Juniata cavalry before Civil War. Served in 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Vol. Cavalry, 1861-1864, private to sergeant major, in Army of Potomac.

      Professor agriculture, 1871-1880, business manager and treasurer, 1874-1886, treasurer, 1874-1911, Pennsylvania State College Deputy secretary agriculture of Pennsylvania, 1895-1899, secretary agriculture of Pennsylvania, 1899-1903. Farmers’ institute specialist, unites states department of Agriculture, 1903-January 1, 1914. Director Thompson Land & Coal Company.

    Works

    • Author of annual reports of Department of Agriculture of Pennsylvania, 1899-1902.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member Union Veteran Legion.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth McFarlane Thompson, October 27, 1875.
    • father: Hugh Hamilton
    • mother: Sarah Gettys (McDowell) Hamilton
    • spouse: Elizabeth McFarlane Thompson
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    Born February 19, 1843
    Died July 5, 1921
    (aged 78)
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