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us: Hannegan, Edward A. (Edward Allen), 1807-1859



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    • found: NUCMC data from Indiana Historical Society for Van Pelt, M. Papers, 1825-1888 (Edward A. Hannegan)
    • found: Bio. dir. of Indiana Gen. Assembly, 1816-1899 (Edward Allen Hannegan, 1807-1859; b. Hamilton County, Ohio; moved to Kentucky, then to Indiana, and in 1857, to Missouri; farm laborer, teacher, newspaper publisher, Ind. representative (1832-1833, 1841-1842), U.S. representative (1833-1837), U.S. senator (1843-1849), and U.S. minister to Prussia (1849-1850); d. St. Louis, Mo.)
    • found: Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress website, July 16, 2014 (Hannegan, Edward Allen, a Representative and a Senator from Indiana; born in Hamilton County, Ohio, June 25, 1807; moved with his parents to Bourbon County, Ky., the same year; attended the public schools; studied law, taught school and worked as a farm hand; admitted to the bar in 1827; moved to Indiana and settled in Covington, where he commenced the practice of law; member, State house of representatives 1832-1833, 1841-1842; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); was not a candidate for renomination in 1836; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1842 and served from March 4, 1843, to March 3, 1849; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1848; chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Twenty-ninth Congress), Committee on Roads and Canals (Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses), Committee on Foreign Relations (Thirtieth Congress); United States Minister to Prussia 1849-1850; resumed the practice of law in Covington; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1857, where he continued to practice law until his death by overdose of morphine on February 25, 1859; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.)
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