Frank H. Hurd

Frank Hunt Hurd ( born December 25, 1840 in Mount Vernon, Ohio; † July 10, 1896 in Toledo, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1885 he represented three times the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Frank Hurd attended until 1858, the Kenyon College Gambier. After a subsequent law degree in 1861 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. In 1863 he was prosecutor in Knox County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1866 he sat in the Senate of Ohio; in 1868 he was charged with the revision of the criminal laws of this state. Since 1869 he lived in the city of Toledo, whose legal representative he was 1871-1873. In 1872 he ran unsuccessfully for even the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the congressional elections of 1874 Hurd was but then in the sixth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican Isaac R. Sherwood on March 4, 1875. Since he has not been confirmed in 1876, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1877. In 1878 he was selected in the seventh district of his state as the successor of Henry L. Dickey again in the House of Representatives, where he was able to complete a more legislative period to March 3, 1881. In 1880 he was not re-elected again. Two years later, Frank Hurd managed in the tenth district of Ohio, succeeding John B. Rice the re-entry into Congress, where he could spend a final term between the 4th March 1883, March 3, 1885. In 1884, he missed this time the re-election. But Hurd brought an unsuccessful veto the election. In 1886 he competed for the last time and failed to return to Congress. Thus he ran 1872-1886 with varying success and in various constituencies in all congressional elections.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Frank Hurd practiced as a lawyer again. He died on July 10, 1896 in Toledo, and was buried in his native Mount Vernon.