The Civil Rights Act of 1875

Truman H. Hoag

(April 9, 1816 — February 5, 1870) Truman Harrison Hoag was a businessman and politician. Hoag was born in Manlius, New York in 1816 and moved to Ohio in 1849. In New York he worked as a store clerk and later in a canal collector’s office. He also worked in the merchant business before moving to Toledo, Ohio in 1849. In Ohio, Hoag pursued business interests in the manufacturing of gas and coke. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1869 until his death on February 5, 1870. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

Member of Ohio Delegation - The Civil Rights Act of 1875 [this display].

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