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Lewis Hanback
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From 1883's History of the State of Kansas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Erastus J. Turner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded by David Perley Lowe
Succeeded by William A. Harris
Personal details
Born March 27, 1839
Winchester, Illinois
Died September 7, 1897(1897-09-07) (aged 58)
Kansas City, Kansas
Resting place Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas
Political party Republican
Military service
Rank Brigade Inspector
Engagement Civil War

Lewis Hanback (March 27, 1839 – September 7, 1897) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.

Born in Winchester, Illinois, Hanback attended the common schools and Cherry Grove Seminary in Knox County, Illinois, for three years. He taught school in Morgan County, Illinois, in 1860 and 1861. During the Civil War he enlisted as a private in the Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was promoted to brigade inspector. He studied law in Albany, New York. He returned to Illinois and from there moved to Topeka, Kansas. He was admitted to the bar in 1865 and practiced.

Hanback was elected Justice of the Peace in 1867. He was Probate judge of Shawnee County from 1868-1872. He served as assistant chief clerk of the State house of representatives. He served as assistant secretary of the State senate in 1877. He served as assistant United States district attorney of Kansas 1877-1879. He served as Receiver of public moneys at Salina, Kansas.

Hanback was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887). He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the Fiftieth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Kansas City, Kansas, September 7, 1897. He was interred in Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas.

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