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Willis James Hulings

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Willis James Hulings (July 1, 1850 – August 8, 1924) was a Progressive and a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Willis J. Hulings
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th district
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921
Preceded byEarl Hanley Beshlin
Succeeded byHarris Jacob Bixler
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Preceded byPeter Moore Speer
Succeeded bySamuel Henry Miller
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
1906-1910
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1881-1887
Personal details
Born(1850-07-01)July 1, 1850
Rimersburg, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 8, 1924(1924-08-08) (aged 74)
Oil City, Pennsylvania
Political partyProgressive
Republican

BiographyEdit

Willis J. Hulings was born in Rimersburg, Pennsylvania. He attended the Kittanning Academy. He studied law and was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Arizona. He became a civil engineer and was engaged in mining and the petroleum business.

Hulings was elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives and served from 1881 to 1887. He was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard from 1876 to 1912, serving in the various grades from private to brigadier general. He served as a general in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1906 to 1910. He was elected as a Progressive to the Sixty-third Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth Congress, and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920. He died in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Interment in Grove Hill Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Willis J. Hulings (id: H000939)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peter M. Speer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th congressional district

1913 - 1915
Succeeded by
Samuel H. Miller
Preceded by
Earl H. Beshlin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th congressional district

1919 - 1921
Succeeded by
Harris J. Bixler