Herbert E. Hitchcock

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Herbert E. Hitchcock

Herbert Emery Hitchcock (born August 22, 1867 in Maquoketa , Iowa , †  February 17, 1958 in Mitchell , South Dakota ) was an American politician ( Democratic Party ) who represented the state of South Dakota in the US Senate .

Herbert Hitchcock attended public schools in Iowa and San José , California, and a business school in Davenport . He then continued his education at Iowa State College in Ames and at the Law School of the University of Chicago . In 1884 he moved to Mitchell, South Dakota, where he worked as a stenographer; In 1896 he was inducted into the state bar and began practicing at Mitchell. He was also active in banking.

In 1896 he joined the government for the first time as the clerk of the Senate of South Dakota . In 1904 and 1906 he was elected public prosecutor; in 1909, 1911 and 1929 he served one term each as State Senator. He also served as President of the Mitchell School Board from 1924 to 1934 and as Curator of Yankton College in 1936 .

On December 29, 1936, Hitchcock was appointed to succeed the late Peter Norbeck in the US Senate in Washington . He also wanted to run for a by-election, but was defeated in the Democratic primary by former Governor Tom Berry . This in turn later lost to Republican Gladys Pyle .

Herbert Hitchcock worked again as a lawyer in Mitchell after his time in the Senate, where he died in 1958.

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