HISE, Elijah, (1802 - 1867)


HISE, Elijah, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Allegheny County, Pa., July 4, 1802; moved with his parents to Russellville, Logan County, Ky., when young; completed preparatory studies; attended Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice; member of the State house of representatives in 1829; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1836; Chargé d’Affaires to Guatemala March 31, 1848, to June 21, 1849; chief justice of the court of appeals of Kentucky; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry Grider; reelected to the Fortieth Congress and served from December 3, 1866, until his death in Russellville, Ky., May 8, 1867; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.