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Robert M. A. Hawk
From 1883's Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Robert M. A. Hawk (A Representative from Illinois)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Illinois's 5th district
March 4, 1879 – June 29, 1882
|Preceded by||Horatio C. Burchard|
|Succeeded by||Robert R. Hitt|
|Born||April 23, 1839|
|Died||June 29, 1882 (aged 43)|
Born near Rushville, Indiana, Hawk moved with his parents to Freedom Township, Carroll County, Illinois, in 1844. He attended the common and select schools of Carroll County, Illinois, and Eureka College. He studied law but never practiced. He entered the Union Army during the Civil War as first lieutenant September 4, 1862. He was promoted to captain on January 1, 1863. Brevetted major April 10, 1865. He moved to Mount Carroll, Illinois, in 1865 and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as clerk of the court of Carroll County, Illinois, from December 13, 1865, to February 27, 1879.
Hawk was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1879, until his death in Washington, D.C., June 29, 1882. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Carroll, Illinois.
- United States Congress. "Robert M. A. Hawk (id: H000364)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Robert M. A. Hawk at Find a Grave
- Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Robert M. A. Hawk (A Representative from Illinois). Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office. 1883.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Horatio C. Burchard
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 5th congressional district
Robert R. Hitt
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