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Gratiot County Michigan

Gratiot County

In 1843 Mr. Hart was elected state senator from the sixth senatorial district, which then comprised the counties of Lapeer, Oakland, Genesee, Shiawassee, Tuscola, Saginaw and the Upper Peninsula. In 1846 be was elected the first judge of the Lapeer county court for a term of four years, and in 1847 he was again elected to the state senate to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Senator Witherbee, and re-elected in 1848 for the regular term. He buried his wife in August, 1850, having previously buried three daughters while young, and afterwards one son, Danforth A. Hart, who died April 21st, 1853, at the age of twenty-one. His surviving children are B. E. Hart, of Lansing; R. G. Hart, of Lapeer; Mrs. Bell Hamilton and Arthur N. Hart, of Lansing. In 1856 he was again elected a justice of the peace. In 1860 he removed to the city of Lansing, and in 1863 was elected member of the common council, a position which he held at the time of his death. In 1870 he was elected a representative from Ingham county to the state legislature, and materially aided in securing the appropriation which was made for the erection of the new state capitol now almost completed.

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