Ebenezer J. Hill

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Ebenezer J. Hill
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1895 March 3, 1913
Preceded by Robert E. De Forest
Succeeded by Jeremiah Donovan
In office
March 4, 1915 September 27, 1917
Preceded by Jeremiah Donovan
Succeeded by Schuyler Merritt
Member of the
Connecticut Senate
from the 13th District
In office
1886–1887
Preceded by Asa Smith
Succeeded by Lyman S. Catlin
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
In office
1866–1867
Preceded by Chester Tolles,
F. St. John Lockwood
Succeeded by Asa Woodward,
D. H. Webb
In office
1862–1863
Preceded by Josiah Carter,
Peter L. Cunningham
Succeeded by William C. Street,
Joseph H Cummings
In office
1851–1854
Preceded by Clark Bissell,
Algernon Beard
Personal details
Born(1845-08-04)August 4, 1845
Redding, Connecticut
DiedSeptember 27, 1917(1917-09-27) (aged 72)
Norwalk, Connecticut
Resting placeRiverside Cemetery
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)Mary Ellen Mosman (1846–1918)
ChildrenFrederick Asbury Hill (1869–1907), Clara Mossman Hill (1874–1955), Helena Charlotte Hill Weed (1875–1958), Elsie Mary Hill (1883–1970)
Residence Norwalk, Connecticut
Alma mater Center Academy
Yale College
Occupationbanker, businessman
Military service
Allegiance United States Union
Branch/service Union Army
Years of service1863–1865
Battles/wars Civil War

Ebenezer J. Hill (August 4, 1845 – September 27, 1917) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th congressional district from 1895 to 1913 and from 1915 until his death in 1917. He had previously served as a member of the Connecticut Senate from 1886 to 1887.

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Early life

He was born on August 4, 1845 in Redding, Connecticut to Reverend Moses Hill and Charlotte Ilsley McLellan. He attended the public schools and then the Center Academy, and Yale College in 1865 and 1866. During the Civil War enlisted in the Union Army in 1863 and served until the close of the war.

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Political career

Hill engaged in business and banking in Norwalk. He served as a Burgess of Norwalk. He served as chairman of the board of school visitors. Hill served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884. He served as member of the State senate in 1886 and 1887. He served one term on the Republican State central committee.

Hill was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1913).

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He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Sixty-first Congress).

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He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1912 for reelection to the Sixty-third Congress.

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References

    PD-icon.svg This article incorporates  public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov .

    U.S. House of Representatives
    Preceded by
    Jeremiah Donovan
    Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
    from Connecticut's 4th congressional district

    1915 – 1917
    Succeeded by
    Schuyler Merritt
    Preceded by
    Robert E. De Forest
    Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
    from Connecticut's 4th congressional district

    1895 – 1913
    Succeeded by
    Jeremiah Donovan
    Connecticut Senate
    Preceded by
    Asa Smith
    Member of the
    Connecticut Senate
    from the 13th District

    1886–1887
    Succeeded by
    Lyman S. Catlin
    Connecticut House of Representatives
    Preceded by
    Chester Tolles
    F. St. John Lockwood
    Member of the
    Connecticut House of Representatives
    from Norwalk

    1866–1867
    With: F. St. John Lockwood
    Succeeded by
    Asa Woodward
    D. H. Webb
    Preceded by
    Josiah Carter
    Peter L. Cunningham
    Member of the
    Connecticut House of Representatives
    from Norwalk

    1862–1863
    With: Josiah Carter
    Succeeded by
    William C. Street
    Joseph H Cummings
    Preceded by
    Clark Bissell
    Algernon Beard
    Member of the
    Connecticut House of Representatives
    from Norwalk

    1851–1854
    With: Ira Gregory
    Succeeded by
    .