David Bennett Hill

David Bennett Hill

Birth
Montour Falls, Schuyler County, New York, USA
Death 20 Oct 1910 (aged 67)
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Burial Montour Falls, Schuyler County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 6848716 · View Source
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New York Governor, U.S. Senator. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1864 and established his legal career, serving as the City Attorney of Elmira, New York. He was a member of the New York House of Representatives, (1871-72), served as alderman of Elmira (1880-81) and was Mayor of Elmira in 1882. He also was Lieutenant Governor of New York, (1882-85). In 1885, when Governor Grover Cleveland resigned to take office as the U.S. President, Hill assumed the duties as the 32nd New York Governor, serving until 1892. During his terms, child labor reform laws were supported, the state’s economy flourished, a state forestry preserve was lobbied for and the first inmate ever was executed by means of the electric chair. After leaving office, he was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate, serving (1892-97). After leaving the Senate, he served as president of the New York State Bar Association and practiced law until his death from heart disease.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6848716
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Bennett Hill (29 Aug 1843–20 Oct 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6848716, citing Montour Cemetery, Montour Falls, Schuyler County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .