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Darius Dodge Hare (January 9, 1843 – February 10, 1897) was a soldier, lawyer, and a two-term U.S. Representative from Ohio.


Born near Adrian, Ohio, Hare attended the common schools. During the Civil War, he enlisted in March 1864 as a private in the Signal Corps of the Union Army, and served during the remainder of the conflict. He mustered out of the army in 1865 and returned home.

After the war, Hare attended the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He was admitted to the bar in September 1867 and commenced practice in Carey, Ohio. He moved to Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in May 1868, and served as the mayor of Upper Sandusky from 1872-82.

Hare was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891–March 3, 1895). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1894.

He continued the practice of law until his death in Upper Sandusky on February 10, 1897. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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