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DINSMORE, Hugh Anderson

DINSMORE, Hugh Anderson
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1850–1930

Biography

DINSMORE, Hugh Anderson, a Representative from Arkansas; born at Cave Springs, Benton County, Ark., on December 24, 1850; attended private schools in Benton and Washington Counties; studied law in Bentonville; appointed clerk of the circuit court for Benton County in 1873; was admitted to the bar in 1874; moved to Fayetteville, Washington County, in 1875 and pursued the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of the fourth judicial district 1878-1884; in January 1887 was appointed by President Cleveland as Minister Resident and consul general to the Kingdom of Korea and served until May 25, 1890; resumed the practice of law in Fayetteville, Ark.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1905); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Fayetteville, Ark., and in later years devoted most of his time to the management of his farming interests; member of the board of trustees of the University of Arkansas; died in St. Louis, Mo., on May 2, 1930; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Arkansas Libraries
Special Collections Division

Fayetteville, AR
Papers: 1883-1930, 0.5 linear foot. Includes photographs, papers, and artifacts created or collected by Hugh Anderson Dinsmore. Photographs include more than 96 views of Korea and the American diplomatic staff in residence, 1887-1890. Papers include two speeches by Hugh Anderson Dinsmore pertaining to Korea and U.S.-Philippine policy, manuscript poetry, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia, 1883-1930. Artifacts are primarily commemorative medals from special events attended by Hugh Dinsmore and other personal effects. A finding is available in the repository and online: http://www.uark.edu/depts/speccoll/findingaids/dinsmore.html.
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