Hinds graduated from Colby College in 1883, then began newspaper work in Portland in 1884. He was appointed as a clerk to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1889 to 1891. He then became clerk at the Speaker’s table 1895-1911. He was editor of the Rules, Manual, and Digest of the House of Representatives in 1899 and of Hinds’ Precedents of the House of Representatives 1908. According to a 2013 study, Hinds' Precedents successfully altered the behavior of House representatives, as they became less willing to appeal decisions of the chair. Hinds was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1917).
- Lawrence, Eric D. (2013). "The Publication of Precedents and Its Effect on Legislative Behavior: Publication of Precedents". Legislative Studies Quarterly. 38 (1): 31–58. doi:10.1111/lsq.12002.
- United States Congress. "Asher Hinds (id: H000630)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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