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Lawyers and Poetry
James Hooker Hamersley
"Hamersley, James Hooker. Lawyer, philanthropist, poet was born Jan. 26, 1844 in New York. He was sent to the state convention by the independent republicans in 1877 as a delegate. Later he was nominated for the state assembly from the eleventh district but withdrew in favor of his friend William Waldorf Astor whom he labored succcssfully to elect. He was the author of a volume of poems entitled The Seven Voices. He died Sept. 15, 1901 in New York City."
[Thomas William Herringshaw (ed.), Herringshaw's Natinoal Library of American Biography 33 (Chicago: American Publishers' Assoc., 1914)(vol.3)]
J. Hooker Hamersley, The Seven Voices (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1898) [online text]