1843 - 1910 (67 years)
||David Bennett Hill |
||29 Aug 1843
||Montour Falls, Schuyler Co., NY
||20 Oct 1910
||Albany, Albany Co., NY
||Aft 20 Oct 1910
||Montour Cemetery - Montour Falls, Schuyler Co., NY
- 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.
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.
HILL, David Bennett, (1843 - 1910)
Senate Years of Service: 1892-1897
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.
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.
||Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
||21 Jan 2007 |
||Caleb Hill, b. 3 May 1803, Sterling, Windham Co., CT , d. 3 Dec 1882, Waverly, Tioga Co., NY (Age 79 years) |
||Eunice Durfey, b. 7 Jul 1805, Killingly, Windham Co., CT , d. 11 Aug 1882, Havana, Schuyler Co., NY (Age 77 years) |
||25 Sep 1825
||Smithfield, Bradford Co., PA
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