HANKS, James Millander

1833–1909

Biography

HANKS, James Millander, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Helena, Phillips County, Ark., February 12, 1833; attended the public schools, the college at New Albany, Ind., and Jackson College, Columbia, Tenn.; studied law; was graduated from the University of Louisville in 1855; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Helena; judge of the first judicial district of Arkansas 1864-1868; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Helena, Ark., May 24, 1909; interment in Maple Hill Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville
Special Collections Division

Fayetteville, AR
Papers: 1865-1907, 2.8 linear feet. This collection consists of 45 diaries from 1865 to 1907 and seven bound volumes of transcripts of the diaries for the period 1865-1896. The diaries document Hanks' daily public and private life. The remaining diaries were transcribed by Special Collections and the transcriptions added to the collection. A microfilm copy of the diaries is held in the periodicals room. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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