The Road to Civil War

John P. Hale

(31 March, 1806 -- 19 November, 1873) Hale was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Strafford County, N.H., Hale studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1830. Hale was appointed by President Andrew Jackson as United States attorney in 1834, however, was removed by President John Tyler in 1841. Hale was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress and had his renomination revoked after refusing to vote in favor of the annexation of Texas. Later, Hale was elected as a Free Soil candidate to the United States Senate in 1846 and later in 1855 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles G. Atherton, with successful reelection in 1859. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of New Hampshire Delegation - United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65 , New Hampshire Delegation - The Road to Civil War [this display].

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