John Blackwell Hale

John Blackwell Hale ( born February 27, 1831 Brooke County, Virginia; † February 1, 1905 in Carrollton, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1887 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Hale was born on the territory of present-day Hancock County, West Virginia. He attended the common schools and began after a subsequent study of law as well as his 1849 was admitted as an attorney in Brunswick ( Missouri) to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1856 and 1858 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Missouri. In the presidential election of 1860 he was an elector for Stephen A. Douglas. During the Civil War, Colonel Hale was in a militia unit of the State of Missouri, which fought on the side of the Union. In the years 1864 and 1868, he participated as a delegate to the respective Democratic National Conventions; In 1875 he was a delegate at a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of Missouri.

In the congressional elections of 1884 Hale was in the second electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Armstead M. Alexander on March 4, 1885. Since he was not nominated by his party for re-election in 1886 and an independent candidacy failed, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1887. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, John Hale retired from politics. In the following years he practiced as a lawyer wuieder. He died on 1 February 1905 in Carrollton, where he was also buried.