Biography of Alhhonso Hart
Member of 60th Ohio General Assembly - Senate

ALHHONSO HART represents the Twenty sixth Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Summit and Portage. He resides at Ravenna. He was born at Vienna, Trumbull county, Ohio, July 4, 1830. His parents were from New England. His father died in 1844. The subject of this sketch had already obtained a fair knowledge of the common branches of an English education. In 1846, and during the following four years, he attended school at Grand River Institute, in Ashtabula county, Ohio, receiving, while there, some instruction in the sciences, mathematics and languages.

After leaving the Institute he studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1851. He practiced law until 1854, when he became the editor of The Portage Sentinel, a Democratic paper, in which business he continued for over three years, when he returned to the practice of his profession.

At the breaking out of the Rebellion, Mr. Hart became identified with the Union movement and has ever since acted with the Union Republican party.

In 1861 he was elected Prosecuting Attorney for Portage county, and, in 1863, was re-elected. In 1865 he resigned that office, to accept a seat in the Senate of Ohio. Since the close of his official term, as Senator, he has devoted himself mainly to the work of his profession.

He was married, in 1856, to Miss Phebe Peck, of Warren, Ohio. His wife died in 1868.

Mr. Hart was re-elected to the Ohio Senate in the fall of 1871. He is Chairman of the Judiciary Corn mitte, and the Committee on Privileges and Elections. He is also a member of the Committee on Railroads and Turnpikes; on Corporations other than Municipal; on Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home, and on Universities and Colleges.

Mr. Hart is an able and successful lawyer, and ranks high as a political orator.

Biographical Sketches of the
State Officers and of the members
of the Sixtieth General Assembly
of the State of Ohio.
By: W. Sarwin Crabb.
Ohio State Journal Book and Job Rooms.
Columbus, Ohio 1872

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