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John Hill (New Jersey politician)

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John Hill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873
Preceded byAndrew J. Rogers
Succeeded byRobert Hamilton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Preceded byCharles H. Voorhis
Succeeded byWilliam W. Phelps
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
Personal details
BornJune 10, 1821
Catskill, New York, USA
DiedJuly 24, 1884(1884-07-24) (aged 63)
Boonton, New Jersey, USA
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Phebe J. Carman Hill
ProfessionPolitician, Clerk, Bookkeeper, Merchant, Justice of the Peace

John Hill (June 10, 1821 – July 24, 1884) was an American clerk, bookkeeper, merchant and Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district from 1867 to 1873, and New Jersey's 5th congressional district from 1881 to 1883.

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Born in Catskill, New York, Hill attended private schools as a child. He was employed as a bank clerk and learned bookkeeping in Catskill. He moved to Boonton, New Jersey in 1845 and was employed as a bookkeeper and paymaster. He later engaged in mercantile pursuits, was postmaster of Boonton from 1849 to 1853, was a member of the town committee from 1852 to 1856 and was Justice of the Peace from 1856 to 1861. During the Civil War, Hill took an active part in raising troops for the Union Army. He served in the New Jersey General Assembly in 1861, 1862 and 1866, serving as Speaker of the House in the last year, was an unsuccessful candidate for the New Jersey Senate in 1862 and was again a member of the town committee from 1863 to 1867.

He was elected a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1866, serving from 1867 to 1873. There, Hill was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior from 1871 to 1873. He was a delegate to the 1868 Republican National Convention and resumed mercantile pursuits from 1873 to 1876 when he retired. He served in the New Jersey Senate from 1875 to 1877 and was elected back to the United States House of Representatives in 1880, serving again from 1881 to 1883, not being a candidate for renomination in 1882. Hill died in Boonton on July 24, 1884 and was interned in Boonton Cemetery in Boonton.

External links

  • United States Congress. "John Hill (id: H000596)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • John Hill at The Political Graveyard
  • John Hill at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew J. Rogers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873
Succeeded by
Robert Hamilton
Preceded by
Charles H. Voorhis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Succeeded by
William W. Phelps

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

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