William Henry Hatch
(September 11, 1833 - December
23, 1896) was a U.S. Representative from
Kentucky, Hatch attended the schools of Lexington,
Kentucky, studied law.
He was admitted to the bar in
September 1854 and practiced.Circuit attorney 1858 and 1860.During
the Civil War
served in the
.Commissioned captain and assistant adjutant general
December 1862, and in March 1863 was assigned to duty as assistant
commissioner of exchange of prisoners under the cartel, and
continued in this position until the close of the war.
Hatch was elected as a Democrat
to the Forty-sixth
and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3,
1895).He served as chairman of the Committee on Agriculture
(Forty-eighth through Fiftieth and Fifty-second and Fifty-third
Congresses).He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894
to the Fifty-fourth Congress.He engaged in agricultural
pursuits.He died near Hannibal, Missouri, December 23, 1896.
He was interred in