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HINDS, James, congressman, born in Hebron, New York, 5 December, 1833; died in Monroe, Arkansas, 22 October, 1868. He was graduated at the Cincinnati law-college in 1856, and then removed to Minnesota, where he practised his profession. He was district attorney and a presiding judge till the beginning of the civil war, when he enlisted on the United States government expedition against the Indian tribes on the western frontier. After the war he settled in Little Rock, Arkansas, was a delegate to the State constitutional convention, and a commissioner to codify the laws of the state. He was elected to congress and served from June, 1868, till he was assassinated by a political opponent while canvassing the state for re-election.
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