Ira Sherwin Hazeltine

Ira Sherwin Hazeltine ( born July 13, 1821 in Andover, Windsor County, Vermont; † January 13, 1899 in Springfield, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1881 and 1883 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Ira Hazeltine attended the public schools of his home. In 1842 he moved to Richland Center in Wisconsin. He then taught for three years as a teacher in Natchez, Mississippi. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in Richland Center in this profession. Politically, Hazeltine graduated first in the Republican Party. In 1860 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, was nominated on the Abraham Lincoln as a presidential candidate. Between 1867 and 1869 Hazeltine was a deputy in the Wisconsin State Assembly. Since 1870, he worked near Springfield in agriculture.

At that time, Hazeltine joined the short-lived Greenback Party. In the congressional elections of 1880 he was appointed as their candidate in the sixth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Richard Waddill on March 4, 1881. Since he has not been confirmed in 1882, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1883. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Ira Hazeltine again devoted his earlier activities. He died on January 13, 1899 in near Springfield.