Willis James Hulings

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Willis J. Hulings
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Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th district
In office
March 4, 1919 March 3, 1921
Preceded by Earl Hanley Beshlin
Succeeded by Harris Jacob Bixler
In office
March 4, 1913 March 3, 1915
Preceded by Peter Moore Speer
Succeeded by Samuel Henry Miller
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
1906-1910
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1881-1887
Personal details
Born(1850-07-01)July 1, 1850
Rimersburg, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 8, 1924(1924-08-08) (aged 74)
Oil City, Pennsylvania
Political party Progressive
Republican

Willis James Hulings (July 1, 1850 – August 8, 1924) was a Progressive and a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Progressive Party (United States, 1912) political party in the United States 1912–1916

The Progressive Party was a third party in the United States formed in 1912 by former President Theodore Roosevelt after he lost the presidential nomination of the Republican Party to his former protégé, incumbent President William Howard Taft. The new party was known for taking advanced positions on progressive reforms and attracting some leading reformers. After the party's defeat in the 1912 presidential election, it went into rapid decline, disappearing by 1918. The Progressive Party was popularly nicknamed the "Bull Moose Party" since Roosevelt often said that he felt "strong as a bull moose" both before and after an assassination attempt on the campaign trail.

Republican Party (United States) Major political party in the United States

The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major political parties in the United States; the other is its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

Pennsylvania State of the United States of America

Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern, Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east.

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Biography

Willis J. Hulings was born in Rimersburg, Pennsylvania. He attended the Kittanning Academy. He studied law and was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Arizona. He became a civil engineer and was engaged in mining and the petroleum business.

Rimersburg, Pennsylvania Borough in Pennsylvania, United States

Rimersburg is a borough in Clarion County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The population was 951 at the 2010 census.

West Virginia State of the United States of America

West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region in the Southern United States that is also considered to be a part of the Middle Atlantic States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area, and is ranked 38th in population. The capital and largest city is Charleston.

Arizona state of the United States of America

Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.

Hulings was elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives and served from 1881 to 1887. He was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard from 1876 to 1912, serving in the various grades from private to brigadier general. He served as a general in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1906 to 1910. He was elected as a Progressive to the Sixty-third Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth Congress, and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920. He died in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Interment in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Pennsylvania National Guard

The Pennsylvania National Guard is composed of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. It is one of the largest National Guards in the United States. It has the second-largest Army National Guard of all the states and the fourth-largest Air National Guard. These forces are respective components of the United States Army and Air Force. The state air and ground national guard forces are governed through the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, headquartered at Fort Indiantown Gap.

United States Army Land warfare branch of the United States Armed Forces

The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States, and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution. As the oldest and most senior branch of the U.S. military in order of precedence, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which was formed to fight the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)—before the United States of America was established as a country. After the Revolutionary War, the Congress of the Confederation created the United States Army on 3 June 1784 to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The United States Army considers itself descended from the Continental Army, and dates its institutional inception from the origin of that armed force in 1775.

Spanish–American War Conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States

The Spanish–American War was an armed conflict between Spain and the United States in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of USS Maine in Havana harbor in Cuba, leading to U.S. intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. The war led to emergence of U.S. predominance in the Caribbean region, and resulted in U.S. acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions. That led to U.S. involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.

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The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peter M. Speer
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th congressional district

1913 - 1915
Succeeded by
Samuel H. Miller
Preceded by
Earl H. Beshlin
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th congressional district

1919 - 1921
Succeeded by
Harris J. Bixler