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Lawyer

John Peter Hartman, American lawyer. Member Republican National Convention that nominated Benjamin Harrison for President, and often delegate to Republican Party conventions. One of citizens active in promotion and completion of Grand Coulee Dam and Columbia Basin Reclamation.

Background

Hartman, John Peter was born on July 3, 1857 in near Harveysburg, Indiana, United States. Son of John P. and Mary Anne (Sines) Hartman.

Education

Student of University of Nebraska, 1876-1880, honorary Master of Laws, 1908, Doctor of Laws, 1930.

Career

Bar, 1882, and began practice at Kearney. Moved to Tacoma, Washington, 1891, to Seattle, 1896. Largely retired from practice of law, January 1, 1943, but continues as special partner with sons, Dwight and Harold, Fred W. Catlett, David H. Jarvis and Gail M. Williams, under firm name Catlett, Hartman, Jarvis & Williams.

Was in charge of first railroad built into Butte, Montana. A promoter and builder of the Brackett Wagon Road over White Pass, Alaska, also of White Pass & Yukon Railway, the Northwestern Steamship Company. Secured terminals and franchises at Seattle and Tacoma for Harriman Lines, 1906-1909.

One of 14 organizers of the Washington Good Roads Association, of which was president, now life member. Director many corporations and promoter of farm orgns. Author of act creating Mount Rainier National Park.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of act creating Mount Rainier National Park.

Membership

Member Republican National Convention that nominated Benjamin Harrison for President, and often delegate to Republican Party conventions. One of citizens active in promotion and completion of Grand Coulee Dam and Columbia Basin Reclamation. Clubs: Rainier, Arctic, Press.

Wrote important parts of “Building a State,” printed by Washington State History Society, 1940. Privately public and distributed many addresses of which most prominent are “Creation of Mount Rainier National Park” and “Epic of American Transportation,” also has prepared about 100 volts. of briefs before appellate courts. Active in general development in Washington.

Member Grange (7°).

Connections

Married Caroline E. Dryden, September 16, 1883. Children: Dwight D., Harold H., Robert N. Admitted to Nebraska.

father:
John P. Hartman

mother:
Mary Anne (Sines) Hartman

spouse:
Caroline E. Dryden

children:
Dwight D. Hartman

Harold H. Hartman

Robert N. Admitted to Neb Hartman