Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Hager, John Sharpenstein

Hager, John Sharpenstein, a Senator from California; born near Morristown, in German Valley, Morris Country, N.J., March 12, 1818; completed preparatory studies, and was graduated from Princeton College in 1836; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and practiced in Morristown, N.J.; moved to California in 1849 and engaged in mining; practiced law in San Francisco; member of the State constitutional convention in 1849; served in the State senate 1852-1854 and 1865-1871; elected State district judge for the district of San Francisco in 1855 and served six years; elected a regent of the University of California in 1871; elected as an Anti-Monopoly Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Eugene Casserly and served from December 23, 1873, to March 3, 1875; was not a candidate for renomination; member of the State constitutional convention in 1879; collector of customs of the port of San Francisco 1885-1889; died in San Francisco on March 19, 1890; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Hager, John Sharpenstein," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1247 Original Sources, accessed April 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CPN988Z1NVLETN8.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Hager, John Sharpenstein." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1247, Original Sources. 25 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CPN988Z1NVLETN8.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Hager, John Sharpenstein' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1247. Original Sources, retrieved 25 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CPN988Z1NVLETN8.