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Hugh S. Hersman

Hugh Steel Hersman (July 8, 1872 – March 7, 1954) was a U.S. Representative from California.

Born in Port Deposit, Maryland, Hersman moved to California with his parents, who settled in Berkeley in 1881. He attended the public schools in California. He was graduated from the Southwestern Presbyterian University, Tennessee, in 1893. He studied at the University of California at Berkeley in 1897 and 1898. He served as president of the First National Bank, Gilroy, California, from 1914 to 1918, and served as officer and director of various corporations.

Hersman was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921). He was an unsuccessful for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress. He served as member of the board of directors of the American Trust Co., Gilroy, California. He died in San Francisco, California, March 7, 1954. He was interred in Nottingham Cemetery, Colora, Maryland.


  • United States Congress. "Hugh S. Hersman (id: H000546)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Everis A. Hayes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Arthur M. Free

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