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Governor David Bennett Hill

Governor David Bennett Hill

Male 1843 - 1910  (67 years)

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  • Name David Bennett Hill 
    Prefix Governor 
    Born 29 Aug 1843  Montour Falls, Schuyler Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Oct 1910  Albany, Albany Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 20 Oct 1910  Montour Cemetery - Montour Falls, Schuyler Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • David Bennett Hill (August 29, 1843 - October 20, 1910) was a Governor of New York.

      He was born in Montour Falls, New York in 1843. Before serving as the Governor, he served as mayor of Elmira, New York and the lieutenant governor of New York. He was the Governor between 1885 and 1892. He was defeated for governor in 1894. He served as a U.S. Senator from New York between 1892 and 1897. He was also a candidate for Democratic nomination for President in 1892, but lost the nomination to Grover Cleveland, who later won the presidential election. He died in Albany, New York in 1910.

      During his term as governor William Kemmler was executed in the electric chair, as first inmate in country ever.
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      David did not marry. He was the Governor of New York 1882-1885. In 1892, he was a candidate for the Presidential nomination in the Democratic National Convention. He was also a U. S. Senator 1891-1897.

      The Descendants of Thomas Durfee. William Field Reed. Washington, DC. Two Volumes. 1902 and 1905. Volume 2, pages 11 and 233.
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      http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000590

      HILL, David Bennett, (1843 - 1910)
      Senate Years of Service: 1892-1897
      Party: Democrat

      HILL, David Bennett, a Senator from New York; born in Havana (now Montour Falls), Chemung (now Schuyler) County, N.Y., August 29, 1843; attended the public schools; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1864 and commenced practice in Elmira, N.Y.; city attorney the same year; member, State assembly 1871-1872, serving as speaker in 1872; mayor of Elmira 1882; president of the New York State Bar Association 1886-1887; lieutenant governor 1882; Governor of New York 1885-1892; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on January 1, 1891, for the term beginning March 4, 1891, but did not assume these duties until later, preferring to continue as Governor; served from January 7, 1892, to March 3, 1897; was not a candidate for reelection in 1896; chairman, Committee on Immigration (Fifty-third Congress); while Senator was nominated for Governor of New York in 1894 but was defeated; resumed the practice of law; died in Albany, N.Y., October 20, 1910; interment in Montour Cemetery, Montour Falls, N.Y.

      Bibliography

      Dictionary of American Biography; Bass, Herbert J. "David B. Hill and the Steal of the Senate, 1891." New York History 41 (July 1960): 299-311; Bass, Herbert J. "I Am A Democrat": The Political Career of David Bennett Hill. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1961.
    Person ID I59096  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2007 

    Father Caleb Hill,   b. 3 May 1803, Sterling, Windham Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1882, Waverly, Tioga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Eunice Durfey,   b. 7 Jul 1805, Killingly, Windham Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1882, Havana, Schuyler Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1825  Smithfield, Bradford Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Aug 1843 - Montour Falls, Schuyler Co., NY Link to Google Earth
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