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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.

Ebenezer J. Hill
Ebenezer J. Hill.jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1913
Preceded byRobert E. De Forest
Succeeded byJeremiah Donovan
In office
March 4, 1915 – September 27, 1917
Preceded byJeremiah Donovan
Succeeded bySchuyler Merritt
Member of the
Connecticut Senate
from the 13th District
In office
1886–1887
Preceded byAsa Smith
Succeeded byLyman S. Catlin
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
In office
1866–1867
Preceded byChester Tolles,
F. St. John Lockwood
Succeeded byAsa Woodward,
D. H. Webb
In office
1862–1863
Preceded byJosiah Carter,
Peter L. Cunningham
Succeeded byWilliam C. Street,
Joseph H Cummings
In office
1851–1854
Preceded byClark 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 partyRepublican
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)
ResidenceNorwalk, Connecticut
Alma materCenter Academy
Yale College
Occupationbanker, businessman
Military service
AllegianceUnited States Union
Branch/serviceUnion Army
Years of service1863–1865
Battles/warsCivil War

Early lifeEdit

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.

Political careerEdit

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).

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

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

Hill was elected to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his death in Norwalk, Connecticut, September 27, 1917. He was interred in Riverside Cemetery.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Ebenezer J. Hill (id: H000591)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Ebenezer J. Hill, late a representative from Connecticut, Memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and Senate frontispiece 1919

  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
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