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"History of Logan County, Illinois"; pub. 1911 by Stringer.
pg 332

David H. Harts was born in Pennsylvania in 1839 and came to Logan County, with his parents in 1856.  He was captain of Company C of the 106th Illinois Infantry.  He was admitted to the bar in 1866.  he was a member of the Legislature in 1878, mayor of Lincoln in 1881, and candidate of the Prohibition party for Governor of Illinois in 1888.   He has been identified
with the progress of the city of Lincoln for a period of thirty years or more, always having been public spirited in civic matters.  Of later years, he has been engaged in developing coal mining property and has not been active in practice of the law.  His brother, P.W. Harts, was an ante-bellum lawyer at the Logan County bar, having been admitted just prior to the outbreak for the war.  He was captian of Company H of the 106th Illinois Infantry, and after the war, located at Springfield, where he now resides.

Submitted by Tina Hursh.