HILL, Ebenezer J.

HILL, Ebenezer J.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1845–1917

Biography

HILL, Ebenezer J., a Representative from Connecticut; born in Redding, Fairfield County, Conn., August 4, 1845; attended the public schools, 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; engaged in business and banking in Norwalk; burgess of Norwalk; chairman of the board of school visitors; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884; member of the State senate in 1886 and 1887; served one term on the Republican State central committee; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1913); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Sixty-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate in 1912 for reelection to the Sixty-third Congress; elected to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his death in Norwalk, Conn., September 27, 1917; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT
Papers: 1884-1911. 23 feet (79 boxes). Chiefly constituent letters and other political correspondence. Unpublished finding aid in repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Hill, Ebenezer J. The financial bill. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1900.

------. The gold standard--its effect on money and wages--a statement of facts. Speech ... in the House of Representatives ... April 12, 1898. [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1898].

------. Remarks of Hon. E. J. Hill, of Connecticut, on House bill no. I, entitled "A bill to define and fix the standard of value," etc., in the House ... Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1899.

------. The tariff ... speech of Hon. Ebenezer J. Hill, of Connecticut, in the House of Representatives, August 2, 1912. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1912.

United States. 65th Congress, 2d session, 1917-1918. Ebenezer J. Hill (late a Representative from Connecticut). Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1919.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Elections No. 1. Jeremiah Donovan v. Ebenezer J. Hill. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1916.

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Historical Highlight

December 02, 1895

The historic 54th Congress

Historical Highlight