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History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/John A. T. Hull

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JOHN A. T. HULL was born in Sabrina, Clinton County, Ohio, May 1, 1841. His father removed to Iowa in 1849, locating in Van Buren County. The son received his education at the Mount Pleasant Wesleyan College and graduated from the Cincinnati Law School in 1862. He then enlisted in the Union army, was chosen first lieutenant of Company C, Twenty-third Iowa Infantry, and was in November promoted to captain. Mr. Hull was wounded in the Battle of Black River Bridge, May 17, 1863, and in October resigned on account of his wounds. He was for several years editor of the Bloomfield Republican and in 1872 was chosen secretary of the State Senate, which position he continued to hold until the close of the session of 1878. In the summer of that year he was nominated by the Republican State Convention for Secretary of State and elected, serving in that office for three terms. In 1885, he was the Republican candidate for Lieutenant-Governor and was elected, serving four years. In 1889 he was a prominent candidate before the Republican State Convention for Governor but was unsuccessful. In 1892 he was elected Representative in Congress for the Seventh District and has been reëlected continuously to the close of the Nineteenth century. As chairman of the committee on military affairs, he became one of the most influential members during the War with Spain and the Philippine Islands.