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Josiah Duane Hicks
Birth: Aug. 1, 1844
Monmouth
Monmouthshire, Wales
Death: May 9, 1923
Altoona
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA

US Congressman. He was the son of Welsh immigrants who came to Pennsylvania in 1845. During the Civil War he served with the 125th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, taking part in the battles at Antietam and Chancellorsville. After the war he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company until 1873, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1875. He was elected Blair County district attorney in 1880 and 1883. Hicks was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Republican, serving from March 4, 1883 until March 3, 1899. He was a member of the committee of public buildings and grounds, and served on the committee of patents. As congressman, he supported various causes of union veterans and opposed the repeal of the McKinley Act. After his third term, he returned to Altoona to resume his law practice; was a member of the Board of Education from 1911 until 1919 and the commander of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1921. (bio by: Thom Painter) 
 
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 Parents:
  Barbara Eynon Hicks (1817 - 1867)
 
 Spouses:
  Josephine Frances Barrick Hicks (____ - 1923)
  Anna Mary Sparr Hicks (1847 - 1875)*
 
 Children:
  Hattie W Hicks Estep (1870 - 1950)*
  William B. Hicks (1872 - 1938)*
  Herbert Sparr Hicks (1875 - 1875)*
  Cora Eynon Hicks (1877 - 1951)*
  Charles Barrick Hicks (1878 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Altoona
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: D 89
 
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Record added: May 10, 2002
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Every census says he and both parents were born in England (other info is they are of Welsh descent).
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 9, 2015
(R-Pa)Josiah Duane Hicks
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Apr. 3, 2015

- Åke Frisk
 Added: May. 9, 2014
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