George Cochrane Hazelton


George Cochrane Hazelton

George Cochrane Hazelton (January 3, 1832 - September 4, 1922) was a United States Representative from Wisconsin. Born in Chester, New Hampshire, he attended the district schools and prepared for college at Pinkerton Academy in New Hampshire and Dummer Academy in Massachusetts. Hazelton studied at Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1858 where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar at Malone, New York after he graduated. Hazelton then settled at Boscobel, Wisconsin where he became prosecuting attorney of Grant County. He was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 1867 and was reelected in 1869 and served as president pro tempore. In 1877, he was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses. He became an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1882. He settled in Washington, D.C. where he practiced law as attorney for the District of Columbia during the Harrison administration. Hazelton died at Chester, New Hampshire in 1922. His brother, Gerry Whiting Hazelton, was also a representative from Wisconsin.

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