The Civil Rights Act of 1875

Eugene Hale

(June 9, 1836 — October 27, 1918) Hale was an American politician and lawyer. Eugene Hale was born in Oxford County, Maine, where he received an education at Hebron Academy. Later, he studied law and was admitted to the bar, and practiced law in Ellsworth, Maine. Hale served as a member of the State House of Representatives from 1867 to 1868, and 1879 to 1880. He declined Cabinet appointments from Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes. Hale was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1881 to March 3, 1911. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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

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