United States Minister to Haiti, 1868-1869.
GIDEON HIRAM HOLLISTER, son of Gideon Hollister, was born in Washington, Litchfield County, Conn., Dec 14, 1817. After studying law in Litchfield with the Hon. Origen S. Seymour (Y.C.1824), he was admitted to the bar in April, 1842. He began practice in Woodbury, Conn., but soon removed to Litchfield, where, in 1843, he was appointed Clerk of the Court, an office which he held—a single year excepted—till 1852. In 1856 he was elected to the State Senate, and in February, 1868, was appointed by President Johnson, Minister of the United States to Haiti, but was recalled by President Grant in September, 1869. He then resumed the practice of law, in company with his brother (Y.C. 1851), in Bridgeport, Conn, but in 1876 returned to Litchfield. In 1880, he represented the town in the legislature, as a Democrat. He died in Litchfield, after about a week's illness, of suffusion of the heart, March 24, 1881, in his 64th year. (Yale University Graduates Obituary Records, 1880 – 1890).
Mary Susan Brisbane Hollister
1828–1914 (m. 1847)