HILL, Ebenezer J., (1845 - 1917)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

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.