Thomas Ray Hamer Edit Profile
Education public and high schools and Hedding College, Abbington, Illinois. Bachelor of Laws, Bloomington (Illinois) Law School, 1888.
Began practice at Vermont, 1890. Removed to Idaho, 1893. Member Idaho House of Representatives, 1896.
Private and captain Company E, 1st Idaho Infantry, Spanish-American War. Participated in battle of Manila. Judge of provost court of Manila.
Wounded in right thigh at battle of Caloocan, February 11, 1899. Promoted to command of regiment, March 4, 1899. Military governor sub-district of Cebu, 1899-1900.
Asstd. in reorganizing Supreme Court of the P.I. and was made one of the two military members of the court. Commissioned by President McKinley Lieutenant-colonel 37th United States Vol. Infantry; honorary discharged, May, 1901.
Member 61st Congress (1909-1911), Idaho at-large. Congressional Medal for foreign service in Philippines. Mason (32°).
Married Edith Blanche Kirkbride, of Vermont, Illinois, May, 1891.