History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/A. L. Hager
A. L. HAGER was born near Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, October 29, 1850. In the spring of 1859 his father came to Iowa and located near Cottonville in Jackson County. The son received his education in high school and in the fall of 1874 entered the Law Department of the State University at Iowa City where he graduated in 1875. He removed to Greenfield in Adair County where he opened a law office. In the fall of 1891 he was nominated by the Republican Convention of the Sixteenth District, composed of Madison and Adair counties, for State Senator, was elected, serving two years, when he was elected Representative in Congress from the Ninth District. He was reëlected in 1894 and again in 1896, serving six years. He presided over the Republican State Convention in 1892.