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Samuel Greeley Hilborn (December 9, 1834 – April 19, 1899) was a U.S. Representative from California.

Samuel G. Hilborn
Samuel G. Hilborn.jpeg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
Preceded byWarren B. English
Succeeded byVictor H. Metcalf
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 3rd district
In office
December 5, 1892 – April 4, 1894
Preceded byJoseph McKenna
Succeeded byWarren B. English
Member of the California Senate
In office
1875-1879
Personal details
Born(1834-12-09)December 9, 1834
Minot, Maine
DiedApril 19, 1899(1899-04-19) (aged 64)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican

Early lifeEdit

 
Grace Hilborn, daughter of Samuel G. Hilborn

Born in Minot, Androscoggin (then Cumberland) County, Maine, Hilborn attended the common schools, Hebron Academy, and Gould's Academy, Bethel, Maine, and was graduated from Tufts College, Medford, Massachusetts, in 1859. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1861. He moved to California, Vallejo, Solano County, and engaged in the practice of law.

CareerEdit

He served in the State senate 1875-1879. He served as member of the constitutional convention in 1879. He moved to San Francisco, California, in 1883. He was appointed by President Arthur United States district attorney for the district of California and served from 1883 to 1886. He moved to Oakland in 1887 and continued the practice of his profession.

Hilborn was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph McKenna. Presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Fifty-third Congress and served from December 5, 1892, until April 4, 1894, when he was succeeded by Warren B. English, who contested his election.

Hilborn was elected to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1898.

Later life and deathEdit

He lived in retirement until his death in Washington, D.C., April 19, 1899. He was interred in Rock Creek Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Samuel G. Hilborn (id: H000583)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph McKenna
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 3rd congressional district

1892–1894
Succeeded by
Warren B. English
Preceded by
Warren B. English
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 3rd congressional district

1895–1899
Succeeded by
Victor H. Metcalf

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