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judge , lawyer

Alexander Burton Hagner, American judge. Member Maryland. legislature, 1854 (chairman Ways and Means Committee).

Background

Hagner, Alexander Burton was born on July 13, 1826 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Peter and Frances (Randall) H. (first 3d auditor of the Treasury).

Education

Born in Washington, D.C., Hagner attended St. John's College and received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1845 before reading law to enter the Bar in 1848.

Career

He was in private practice in Annapolis, Maryland from 1848 to 1879. He was a Maryland State Representative from 1854 to 1855, also serving as a special judge for Prince George's County, Maryland. On January 17, 1879, Hagner was nominated by President Rutherford B. Hayes to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated by Abram B. Olin.

Hagner was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 21, 1879, and received his commission the same day. He served in that capacity until his retirement, on June 1, 1903. He died in Washington, D.C.

Membership

Member Maryland. legislature, 1854 (chairman Ways and Means Committee).

Connections

Married Louisa Harrison, 1853.

father:
Peter first

mother:
Frances (Randall) H. (first

spouse:
Louisa Harrison