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H. R. Whiting

H. R. WHITING, U. S. Commissioner, sergeant-at-arms Constitutional Convention, (Rep.); b. Dec. 2, 1837, Detroit, Mich.; s. of Dr. John L. and Harriet (Rees) Whiting; educ. priv. and pub. schools, Detroit; scientific department, Dartmouth college, 1852; prospector and miner, Lake Superior (Mich.) dist. and steamboat clerk, 1852-6; in Kansas as special correspondent. Detroit Advertiser, 1857-8; city editor Detroit Advertiser 1858-9; city editor Detroit Tribune, 1860-61; entered army 1861 as captain on staff of Gen. McKinstry, serving in Missouri; 2nd lieut. 24 Mich. Infantry, 1862-3; captain from May, 1864 (brevet major, 1865, for gallant and meritoriious service in front of Petersburg and at battle of Five Forks, Va.): newspaper correspondent, New York, 1865, until he came to New Mexico; editor and publisher Albuquerque Review, 1869; clerk U. S. district court, 1868-1881; U. S. Commission, 1868-1911, except 2 yrs.; county clerk Bernalillo Co., 1869-71; assessor, 1885-86; supt. schools, 1893-4; mem. G.A.R. (founder of G. K. Warren Post No. 5).

Address: Albuquerque, N. M.

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