HINDS, James, (1833 - 1868)


HINDS, James, a Representative from Arkansas; born in the town of Hebron, near Salem, N.Y., December 5, 1833; attended the common schools and the State normal school at Albany, N.Y.; attended law school at St. Louis, Mo., and was graduated from the Cincinnati Law College in 1856; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in St. Peter, Minn.; district attorney for three years and served for some time as United States district attorney for the State of Minnesota; joined an expedition under Governor Sibley against the Indians on the western frontier in 1862; although a member of the Democratic Party, was a supporter of President Lincoln; moved to Little Rock, Ark., in 1865 and continued the practice of law; delegate from Pulaski County to the State constitutional convention in 1867; served as a commissioner to codify the State laws; upon the readmission of Arkansas to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress and served from June 22, 1868, until assassinated near Indian Bay, Ark., October 22, 1868; interment in East Norwich, N.Y.