Robert Anthony Hatcher

Robert Anthony Hatcher ( born February 24, 1819 Buckingham County, Virginia; † 4 December 1886 in Charleston, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1879 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Hatcher attended private schools in Lynchburg. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began in 1847 in New Madrid ( Missouri) to work in this profession. For several years he also worked as a prosecutor. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1850 and 1851 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Missouri. During the Civil War he served as a Major in the army of the Confederacy.

In the years 1864 and 1865 Hatcher sat in the House of Representatives of Konföderiertenkongresses. After the war he continued his political and legal career. In the congressional elections of 1872 he was in the fourth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Harrison E. Havens on March 4, 1873. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1879 three legislative periods. Since 1877 he was chairman of the committee that dealt with the public expenditure ( Committee on Public Expenditures ).

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Robert Hatcher practiced as a lawyer again. He died on December 4, 1886 in Charleston, where he was also buried.